On 2 February 2022, the General Court upheld the European Commission's decision to fine Scania EUR 880.5 million for its participation in the truck manufacturers' cartel. Key takeaways The Commission is entitled to use a "hybrid" procedure to adopt a settlement decision with cartelists whilst following the standard procedure against another undertaking which has withdrawn from the settlement procedure. The Commission is not bound by the factual and legal findings made in the settlement decision and may examine afresh the evidence at its disposal. Long-standing misconduct at different levels of management can be seen as having formed part of an overall plan to limit competition. The General Court is not bound to respect confidentiality assessments by the
The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s decision to fine a truck manufacturer €880.5M for its participation in the truck manufacturers’ cartel (Scania)
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