The EU General Court follows Court of Justice’s EnBW judgement concerning the right to access documents collected by the European Commission (Axa)

The Axa case On the 7th of July 2015, the Third Chamber of the General Court of the European Union, issued a judgment [1] on the right to access documents collected by the European Commission in a proceeding applying EU competition law (Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). In its judgement, the Court annulled a precedent decision of the Commission, to the extent in which the latter denied access to the references in the leniency documents that are included in the table of contents. Axa made its first request to access the table of contents of the decision on the 16th of Febru-ary 2012. In a letter, the company stated that the document was essential in order to succeed with the action for damages just initiated. This first request was based

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Giovanni Scoccini, Antonio Campitiello, The EU General Court follows Court of Justice’s EnBW judgement concerning the right to access documents collected by the European Commission (Axa), 7 July 2015, e-Competitions July 2015, Art. N° 76415

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