The Court of The Hague condemns the Dutch State to make good the damage suffered by an undertaking following the publication by the Competition Authority of a press release (Accel)

Gerechtshof 's-Gravenhage, 24 February 2005, Case 04/516, LJN: AS9694 The Dutch competition authority initiated investigation proceedings in 2000 against three subsidiaries of Accel (hereafter “Accel”), which were active in the production and marketing of bicycles. On 28 November 2002, the Competition Authority conveyed to Accel a statement of objection accompanied by a press release, which was published two hours later on the same day, stating that from 1998 Accel had concluded price fixing agreements and exchanged sensitive commercial information with two other major market players in The Netherlands with which it jointly held a 70 to 80 % market share. In the 2002 annual report of the Competition Authority reference was also made to the infringement of competition law on the

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Tristan Baumé, The Court of The Hague condemns the Dutch State to make good the damage suffered by an undertaking following the publication by the Competition Authority of a press release (Accel), 10 March 2005, e-Competitions March 2005, Art. N° 141

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