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The EU Court of First Instance states that agreements that restrict competition by object can be exempted provided that probative evidence in support of efficiency gains can be demonstrated (Matra Hachette)

Case T-17/93 Matra Hachette SA v Commission of the European Communities* 1. The principle that there must be full disclosure in the administrative procedure before the Commission for the application of competition rules applies only to undertakings which may be penalized by a Commission decision finding an infringement of Article 85 or 86 of the Treaty. The rights of third parties, as laid down by Article

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