The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal from a member of the Car Battery Cartel requesting leniency on the grounds that they did not provide novel information (Recylex)

On 3 June 2021, the CJEU issued a judgment rejecting Recylex’s appeal against the GCEU’s dismissal of Recylex’s challenge to the EC’s infringement decision in the car battery recycling cartel. By this decision the EC rejected Recylex’s request for an increase in leniency reduction beyond the level already granted of 30%. The EC also rejected Recylex’s argument that it had been the first to submit certain new evidence that expanded the duration or gravity of the infringement and so should have been granted partial immunity in respect of the additional scope of the infringement revealed by this new evidence. Background In 2017, the EC imposed fines totalling more than EUR 26 million on four companies (JCI, Recylex, Campine and Eco-Bat) active in the production of recycled lead and other

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
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Frédéric Pradelles, Mary Hecht, The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal from a member of the Car Battery Cartel requesting leniency on the grounds that they did not provide novel information (Recylex), 3 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 106582

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