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The Luxembourg Competition Authority imposes fines for the first time during an investigation in a cartel case ("House of justice" case)

I. Introduction In the course of a cartel investigation carried out by the Competition Inspectorate (Inspection de la concurrence) (the “Inspectorate”), the addressee of the decision refused to submit accurate information to the Inspectorate, which, in reaction, adopted a formal request by way of decision under Article 13 paragraph 3 of the Luxembourg Law on Competition of 17 May 2004 (the “Law on Competition”). Given the addressee's persistent non-compliance even with that formal request, the Inspectorate brought the issue before the Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence) (the “Council”) which is, under the Law on Competition, the competent administrative body to assert infringements, to take measures and to impose fines and other sanctions [1]. The Council then imposed, by

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