The EU General Court partially annuls the Commission’s decision on a cartel in the marine hoses market clarifying issues on continuous infringements, proof of agreement and attribution of liability for anticompetitive conduct (Marine Hose Cartel)

On 28 January 2009, the European Commission handed down fines of EUR 131 million to manufacturers of marine hoses for price fixing, market sharing and exchanges of sensitive commercial information between 1986 and 2007. Several of the undertakings in question lodged appeals to the General Court of the European Union. One of the manufacturers challenged the Commission decision arguing that it had not respected the terms of the Leniency Notice of 8 December 2006. The Commission had made use of documents used of that the undertaking had disclosed in the context of its leniency application for whereas Article 26 of the

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