The European Court of Justice confirms € 85.8 M fine for participation in a cartel on the plasterboard market (Knauf)

In a judgment handed down on 1 July 2010, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) confirmed the € 85.8 million fine imposed on Knauf Gips KG (“Knauf”) by the Commission for its participation in a cartel on the plasterboard market. In 2002, the Commission imposed fines totalling € 478 million on BPB, Gyproc, Knauf and Lafarge for infringing Article 81 EC (now Article 101 TFEU) by exchanging information on sales volumes, taking concerted action on price increases and agreeing to share the plasterboard markets in the Benelux, France, Germany and the UK between 1992

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Richard Burton, The European Court of Justice confirms € 85.8 M fine for participation in a cartel on the plasterboard market (Knauf), 1 July 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2010, Art. N° 41470

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