The Italian Administrative Supreme Court reinstates a decision issued by the NCA concerning a market sharing agreement in the water management sector, that had been previously annulled by the First Instance Administrative Court (Acea / Suez Environment)

By judgement n. 5067 of 24 September 2012, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) upheld an appeal by the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter “ICA”) and reinstated the ICA decision no. 17623 of 22 November 2007 (hereinafter, the “Decision”) that had been previously annulled by the judgement n. 6238/2008 by First Instance Administrative Court (Tar Lazio). The Decision concerned a market sharing agreement between two companies active in the water services sector, Acea and Suez Environment. In particular, according to the ICA, the collusion between these undertakings was aimed at coordinating their commercial behaviour in the water

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Valerio Mosca, The Italian Administrative Supreme Court reinstates a decision issued by the NCA concerning a market sharing agreement in the water management sector, that had been previously annulled by the First Instance Administrative Court (Acea / Suez Environment), 24 September 2012, e-Competitions September 2012, Art. N° 57269

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