LEGAL PRACTICE: EC SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE

EC settlement procedure: A chart

The new settlement procedure introduced by the Commission in July 2008 brings about significant changes in conventional antitrust procedure. To cast light on theses changes and their practical implications, the present article and table provide a snapshot of the settlement procedure.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. The following synopsis provides an overview of the recent settlement procedure introduced by the Commission in its "Notice on the conduct of settlement procedures in view of the adoption of decisions pursuant to Articles 7 and 23 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 in cartel cases" of 2 July 2008. From a practical perspective, the use of graphical representation seemed to us useful to capture, in a comprehensive way, the multiple interactions and procedural bifurcations introduced by the settlement mechanism. 2. To make the reading more pleasant, a few explanations of context are not superfluous. As is well known, any Community procedure for the

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  • European University Institute (Florence)

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Nicolas Petit, EC settlement procedure: A chart, February 2009, Concurrences N° 1-2009, Art. N° 23370, pp. 231-233

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