The German Federal Court of Justice confirms constitutionality of central fining provision of competition law (Cement Cartel)

Germany: The Bundesgerichtshof confirms Constitutionality of Central Fining Provision of German Competition Law * On 26 February 2013, the Bundesgerichtshof, (Federal Court of Justice) the highest German court in cartel cases, has upheld a judgment by the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf imposing fines on several manufacturers of grey cement for participating in market sharing agreements. During the 1990s, leading producers of cement had carved up the German cement markets among themselves. For this reason, the Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) imposed fines on

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European Competition Network Brief, The German Federal Court of Justice confirms constitutionality of central fining provision of competition law (Cement Cartel), 26 February 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2013, Art. N° 52268

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