The EU General Court dismisses four appeals against price-fixing decisions which were re-adopted nearly two decades after the initial decision against 11 steel producers (Feralpi / Alfa Acciai / Ferriera Valsabbia / Valsabbia Investimenti / Ferriere Nord)

On 9 November 2022, the General Court dismissed in their entirety appeals lodged by a number of Italian manufacturers against the European Commission’s (“Commission”) re-adopted decision of 2019 in the Reinforcing steel bars cartel case. (T-655/19, Ferriera Valsabbia and Valsabbia Investimenti; Case T-656/19, Alfa Acciai; Case T-657/19, Feralpi; and Case T-667/19, Ferriere Nord) The case’s origins date to 2002, when the Commission adopted a decision finding that eleven Italian steel companies had infringed Article 65 of the European Coal and Steel Community (“ECSC”) Treaty through their involvement in a price-fixing cartel between December 1989 and July 2000. In 2007,

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Steve Ross, Richard Burton, The EU General Court dismisses four appeals against price-fixing decisions which were re-adopted nearly two decades after the initial decision against 11 steel producers (Feralpi / Alfa Acciai / Ferriera Valsabbia / Valsabbia Investimenti / Ferriere Nord), 9 November 2022, e-Competitions November 2022, Art. N° 109851

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