The Italian Administrative Court of First Instance annuls the decision of the Italian Competition Authority that fined ferry operators for a concerted practice because it failed to meet the burden of the proof (Moby / GNV / SNAV / Marinvest)

On 7 May 2014 the administrative court of first instance with jurisdiction on antitrust cases (TAR Lazio) [1] annulled the decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) [2]. The ICA had fined ferry operators Moby, GNV and SNAV and Marinvest - the holding company of the latter two -, after it found they had agreed a parallel fare increase for the Italy-Sardinia maritime routes for the 2011 summer season. The TAR Lazio annulled the ICA’s decision because it was not based on sufficient legal proof to establish its finding. In order to understand the facts of the case, a summary of the ICA’s has been set out below. The decision of the ICA In its decision, the ICA found that the parallel fares increase for the Italy-Sardinia routes was the result of a concerted practice because it

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Giovanni Scoccini, The Italian Administrative Court of First Instance annuls the decision of the Italian Competition Authority that fined ferry operators for a concerted practice because it failed to meet the burden of the proof (Moby / GNV / SNAV / Marinvest), 7 May 2014, e-Competitions May 2014, Art. N° 68804

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