The EU General Court confirms the practice of the Commission regarding requests for information based on simple presumptions (Cementos Portland Valderrivas)

On March 14, 2014, the General Court of the European Union (General Court) has confirmed the practice of the European Commission (Commission) regarding requests for information based on simple presumptions. The judgments demonstrate a bias in favour of the effectiveness of inspections which leaves a bitter aftertaste concerning the rights of defence of companies. Out of the seven judgments of the General Court in this case, the one issued against Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) is of particular interest. CPV requested the annulment of the Commission decision of March 30, 2011 requiring it

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Paris)

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Dylan Damaj, Arnaud Sanz, The EU General Court confirms the practice of the Commission regarding requests for information based on simple presumptions (Cementos Portland Valderrivas), 14 March 2014, e-Competitions March 2014, Art. N° 72340

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