CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE - EC COMPETITION PROCEEDINGS - PUBLICATION OF A NON-CONFIDENTIAL VERSION OF AN INFRINGEMENT DECISION - DISCLOSURE OF INFRINGEMENT COMMITTED BY AN UNDERTAKING OTHER THAN THE ADDRESSEES OF THE DECISION - PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

Presumption of innocence: The CFI rules that the presumption of innocence prevents the Commission from disclosing any information relating to an infringement allegedly committed by an undertaking, the responsibility of which has not been formally established by the Commission (Pergan - Peroxydes organic cartel)

TPICE, 12 octobre 2007, Pergan Hilfsstoffe für industrielle Prozesse c/ Commission, aff. T-474/04 Les divers encouragements aux actions en réparation de la part de victimes de cartels méritent de s'attarder sur le contentieux relatif à la divulgation des informations recueillies dans le cadre des procédures d'infraction. Ce contentieux se développe autour de deux axes. Le premier concerne les conditions dans lesquelles des tiers peuvent avoir accès aux pièces de la procédure à l'issue de celle-ci, que ce soit sur le fondement des règles procédurales propres à la concurrence (TPICE, 7 juin 2006, Österreichische Postsparkasse/Commission, aff. T 213/01, Rec. p. II 1601) ou du règlement n° 1049/2001 sur l'accès aux documents (TPICE, 13 avril 2005, VKI/Commission, aff. T 2/03, Rec. p. II 1121). Le second

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Pascal Cardonnel, Presumption of innocence: The CFI rules that the presumption of innocence prevents the Commission from disclosing any information relating to an infringement allegedly committed by an undertaking, the responsibility of which has not been formally established by the Commission (Pergan - Peroxydes organic cartel), 12 October 2007, Concurrences N° 1-2008, Art. N° 15460, p. 165

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