The German Federal Court of Justice annuls judgments on fine calculation (Gas cartel case)

On 9 October 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice annulled four judgments of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf with regard to the amount of fines imposed in the liquefied gas cartel case. The Federal Court of Justice remitted the case to the lower court as regards the calculation of the fine, but confirmed the substance of the decision. In 2007 and 2009, the Federal Cartel Office (the “FCO”) fined nine individuals and eleven undertakings a total of approximately € 250 million for their involvement in a customer allocation cartel in the liquefied gas sector (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2008, No.1 and Volume 2009, No.4). The

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Richard Burton, The German Federal Court of Justice annuls judgments on fine calculation (Gas cartel case), 9 October 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2018, Art. N° 90064

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