The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Hogan recommends reducing fine imposed on a company in steel abrasives cartel case (Pometon)

On 8 October 2020, Advocate General (“AG”) Hogan issued his opinion in Pometon SpA v European Commission (Case C-440/19) in connection with the Steel Abrasives cartel case. In his opinion, the AG advises the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) to partially uphold the appeal in so far as the General Court (“GC”) breached the principle of equal treatment in calculating the fine imposed on Pometon SpA. The AG recommends that the basic amount of the fine be exceptionally reduced by 83% (instead of 75%, as determined by the GC) and the fine set at € 2.6 million. In June 2010, the Commission started an investigation that was

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Richard Burton, Dilja Helgadottir, Steve Ross, The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Hogan recommends reducing fine imposed on a company in steel abrasives cartel case (Pometon), 8 October 2020, e-Competitions November 2020 - II, Art. N° 97788

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