The UK High Court grants disclosure of documents obtained by access to the EU Commission’s file in a follow-on damages action in the switchgear cartel (GIS)

In its judgment of 4 July 2011 the English High Court of Justice granted the application for disclosure of documents obtained by access to the Commission’s file in a follow-on damages action for breach of Article 101 TFEU in the Gas Insulated Switchgear (“GIS”) cartel. However, considering the recent Pfleiderer judgment, the Court decided to consult the Commission for disclosure of the confidential version of the Decision and of leniency documents. Background In 2008 National Grid Electricity Transmission (“NGET”) commenced a damages claim before the High Court of Justice following the Commission’s Decision imposing a fine of €750 million in the GIS cartel [1]. The claimant is seeking £249 million in damages and interest as a consequence of considerable losses incurred

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Dodo Chochitaichvili, The UK High Court grants disclosure of documents obtained by access to the EU Commission’s file in a follow-on damages action in the switchgear cartel (GIS), 4 July 2011, e-Competitions July 2011, Art. N° 38138

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