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The European Court of First Instance issues judgment in steel beams case (ArcelorMittal)

On 31 March 2009, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) handed down its judgment in an appeal by ArcelorMittal Luxembourg SA (formerly Arbed SA) against a decision of the European Commission to re-adopt its 1994 decision finding that there had been an illegal cartel in the steel beams sector contrary to Article 81 EC and Article 65 of the ECSC Treaty. In 1994, the Commission imposed fines under the ECSC Treaty on a number of steel producers for their part in a cartel affecting the market for steel beams between 1988 and 1990. In 1999, the CFI allowed part of the appeal

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Richard Burton, The European Court of First Instance issues judgment in steel beams case (ArcelorMittal), 31 March 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2009, Art. N° 42858

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