The Advocate General Kokott delivers her opinion on an appeal lodged before the EU Court of Justice against a judgment upholding the Commission’s decision finding an illegal price-fixing cartel (Pacific Fruit)

Summary On 17 November 2016, Advocate General (“AG”) Kokott delivered her opinion on an appeal lodged before the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) by Pacific Fruit (and its parent companies) against a judgment of the General Court (“GC”) upholding the European Commission’s decision finding an illegal price-fixing cartel in relation to bananas sold in Greece, Italy and Portugal. In her opinion, AG Kokott has recommended that the ECJ dismiss all grounds of appeal put forward by the appellant, including whether the Commission unlawfully relied on evidence transmitted to it by the Italian tax authority in the establishment of the infringement and whether the Commission had to carry out an extensive examination of the economic and legal context of an infringement that restricts competition by

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Richard Burton, The Advocate General Kokott delivers her opinion on an appeal lodged before the EU Court of Justice against a judgment upholding the Commission’s decision finding an illegal price-fixing cartel (Pacific Fruit), 17 November 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2016, Art. N° 82379

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