The EU General Court partially annuls fines imposed on Japanese participants in gas insulated switchgear cartel (Hitachi / Toshiba / Mitsubishi / Fuji)

On 12 July 2011, the General Court (“GC”) handed down its judgments in four appeals brought by addressees of the European Commission’s gas insulated switchgear cartel decision. In its underlying decision, the Commission found that manufacturers of gas switchgear used to insulate electrical equipment (“GIS”) had engaged in bid-rigging on the European market. According to the Commission, the cooperation of the companies was facilitated by the allocation of markets among the European and Japanese GIS manufacturers. After ruling on the first set of

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Richard Burton, The EU General Court partially annuls fines imposed on Japanese participants in gas insulated switchgear cartel (Hitachi / Toshiba / Mitsubishi / Fuji), 12 July 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2011, Art. N° 41081

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