The EU Court of Justice upholds the Commission’s fine and affirms that a parent company may be held jointly and severally liable for allocating markets and customers, price fixing, bid rigging and sharing commercially sensitive information (Italmobiliare)

On 24 June 2015, the EC fined 10 manufacturers of retail food packaging trays a total of EUR 115.8 million for having participated in a single and continuous infringement consisting of five separate cartels aimed at fixing prices, allocating customers and markets, bid-rigging and exchanging commercially sensitive information. The cartels took place between 2000 and 2008 in five different geographical regions within the EEA, namely Italy, South-West Europe (covering Spain and Portugal), France, Central and Eastern Europe (covering Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary), and North-West Europe (covering Belgium, Denmark, Finland. Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden). The EC carried out unannounced inspections on 4 and 6 June 2008 following an immunity application

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