The Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal adjusts the fines imposed on bicycle manufacturers participating in a cartel (Bicycle manufacturers)

1. Facts and procedure On the 4th of October 2011 the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven,hereinafter "Tribunal") ruled on an appeal against a judgment [1] of the District Court of Rotterdam (Rechtbank Rotterdam, referred to as "District Court") in the case of three bicycle manufacturers against the Dutch Competition Authority (Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit,hereinafter "NMa"). By administrative decision of 21 November 2005 the NMa imposed fines on three bicycle manufacturers for breaching Article 6 Dutch Competition Act and Article 101 TFEU. Based on information exchanges during two meetings that were held by the manufacturers, the NMa claimed that they been involved in several concerted practices regarding their price policy for

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  • De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
  • Smeets Van Empel advocaten (Amsterdam)

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Margot Aelen, Loes Brekhof, The Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal adjusts the fines imposed on bicycle manufacturers participating in a cartel (Bicycle manufacturers), 4 October 2011, e-Competitions October 2011, Art. N° 48654

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