The European Court of Justice confirms € 249.6 M fine in a cartel on the plasterboard market (Lafarge)

On 17 June 2010, the European Court of Justice rejected an appeal brought by Lafarge SA (“Lafarge”) against the judgment of the General Court confirming the Commission’s decision to impose a fine totaling € 249.6 million on it for its participation in a cartel on the plasterboard market. In 2002, the Commission condemned BPB, Gyproc, Knauf and Lafarge for having infringed Article 81 EC (now Article 101 TFEU) by exchanging information on sales volumes, taking concerted action on price increases and sharing the plasterboard markets in the Benelux, France, Germany and the United Kingdom between 1992 and 1998. The Commission imposed fines totaling € 478

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Richard Burton, The European Court of Justice confirms € 249.6 M fine in a cartel on the plasterboard market (Lafarge), 17 June 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2010, Art. N° 41485

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