The EU Court of Justice partially annuls Commission decision on rights of defence in carbonless paper cartel (Papierfabrik August Koehler)

On 3 September 2009, the ECJ partially set aside the CFI’s judgment and annulled the Commission’s decision in the carbonless paper cartel case. In December 2001, the Commission fined ten undertakings a total of € 313.7 million for their participation in a series of price-fixing agreements and concerted practices in the carbonless paper sector in breach of Article 81 EC. Bolloré SA (“Bolloré”) was fined € 22.68 million for this infringement. These companies brought appeals before the CFI. In its judgment of 26 April 2007, the CFI rejected

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Richard Burton, The EU Court of Justice partially annuls Commission decision on rights of defence in carbonless paper cartel (Papierfabrik August Koehler), 3 September 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2009, Art. N° 41740

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