The European General Court rejects an appeal against a Commission decision fining compagnies for a cartel participation (Hybrid Cartel)

On 20 May 2015, the General Court (“GC”) rejected an application for annulment by Timab Industries against a 2010 Commission decision imposing a fine of €59.8 million on the company for its participation in the animal feed phosphates cartel. Timab, a subsidiary of Cie Financière et de Participations Roullier (“CFPR”), challenged the fine on the basis that it was higher than the range of fines (i.e., €41-44 million) that had been indicated by the European Commission during settlement discussions, which Timab subsequently abandoned. This is the first case in which the GC has assessed the relationship

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Richard Burton, The European General Court rejects an appeal against a Commission decision fining compagnies for a cartel participation (Hybrid Cartel), 20 May 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2015, Art. N° 73720

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