Italy: The Regional Administrative Court for Lazio decides on certain aspects of the leniency program and recalls the multimarket contacts theory (Beiersdorf/AGCM)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. TAR Lazio, 12 October 2011, Beiersdorf c/ AGCM, n° 01751/2011 By judgment of 12 October 2011, the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (TAR Lazio) dismissed in part the action brought by a number of companies against the decision of the Italian competition authority - the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato or AGCM - which had sanctioned them for participating in a cartel on the cosmetics market and in the related personal hygiene sector. Following the denunciations of three cartelists, on 15 December 2010, the AGCM had sanctioned fifteen companies present on the cosmetics and personal hygiene markets and a professional association for having

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