On 7 November 2019, the General Court (“GC”) ruled on an appeal lodged by Campine Recycling NV (“Campine”) against the Commission’s decision fining Campine € 8,158,000 for its involvement in the Car Battery Recycling cartel. In its decision, the Commission found that Campine had agreed with others to fix prices of scrap lead-acid automotive batteries in France, Germany and the Netherlands (T-240/17, Campine and Campine Recycling). In its judgment, the GC concluded that the Commission had wrongly found that Campine had participated in a single and continuous infringement. While the GC agreed with the Commission that Campine had participated in anticompetitive contacts with other cartel participants, intentionally contributed to an overall anticompetitive plan and was aware of the unlawful
The EU General Court reduces the fine imposed on a company involved in a car battery recycling cartel (Campine)
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