The EU Court of Justice rules on the procedural and substantial provisions applicable to an antitrust claim and establishes that court proceedings of an excessive duration were in violation of Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (Groupe Gascogne)

It's for the GC to decide, but it's not ok: CJEU rules on 'excessive duration' of competition law litigation (C-40/12 P)* In a batch of impatiently expected Judgments of 26 November 2012, the CJEU has ruled on the procedural and substantial rules applicable to a claim that (competition law) litigation before the General Court was of an 'excessive duration' and, consequently, breached Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. In my view, this is another instance of a rather convoluted legal construction by the CJEU whereby it rejects its jurisdiction (on formal points), but actually addresses the substantial points in a way that leaves no room whatsoever for the GC when the matter is presented before it for a fresh consideraton—and, consequently, raises the question

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice rules on the procedural and substantial provisions applicable to an antitrust claim and establishes that court proceedings of an excessive duration were in violation of Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (Groupe Gascogne), 26 November 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2013, Art. N° 60724

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