On 2 February 2022, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in which it upheld the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision to impose a fine of €880.5 million on Scania for participating in a cartel for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers (Case T-799/17, Scania v. Commission). In its judgment, the General Court provides clarification on the legality of hybrid settlement procedures, which combine the settlement procedure and the standard infringement procedure in cartel cases. Earlier case law of the EU Courts in hybrid settlement cases In one of the first hybrid cartel settlement cases, the Timab case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) ruled on 12 January 2017 that settlement procedures and standard procedures are independent and
The EU General Court confirms the case law on the presumption of innocence in cartel cases where only some parties are given leniency for cooperation (Scania)
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