The EU Court of Justice confirms the existence of a new concept which can be used by the Commission to calculate fines of an amount higher than a restrictive reading of its Fining Guidelines (InnoLux)

A NEW CONCEPT IN CARTEL FINING: "DIRECT EEA SALES THROUGH TRANSFORMED PRODUCTS"* On 9 July 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in InnoLux Corp. v Commission C-231/14P, confirming the existence of a new concept in cartel fining: “direct European Economic Area [EEA] sales through transformed products”. This new concept can be used by the European Commission to calculate fines of an amount higher than a restrictive reading of its Fining Guidelines might suggest. Background The judgment arose out of

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

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Philip Bentley, David Henry, The EU Court of Justice confirms the existence of a new concept which can be used by the Commission to calculate fines of an amount higher than a restrictive reading of its Fining Guidelines (InnoLux), 9 July 2015, e-Competitions July 2015, Art. N° 92824

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