ALERT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION - COORDINATION IN THE FIXING OF PRICES - EVIDENCE - RIGHTS OF DEFENCE - COOPERATION WITH NATIONAL AUTHORITIES

Rights of defence: The Advocate General Juliane Kokott invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to confirm that the Commission may, in antitrust proceedings, use evidence that was transmitted to it fortuitously by a national tax authority (FSL)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 17 November 2016, Advocate General Juliane Kokott delivered her Opinion in Case C-469/15 (FSL and Others v European Commission). in Case C-469/15 (FSL and Others v European Commission). The appeal brought in the context of the 'cartel on the banana market' in southern Europe by the companies of the Pacific Fruit group essentially raises the question whether the European Commission has the right, in the context of cartel proceedings, to use evidence discovered by chance and transmitted to it by a national tax authority, and whether the Court of First Instance erred in law in admitting the validity of its evidence and infringed the appellants' rights of

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Alain Ronzano, Rights of defence: The Advocate General Juliane Kokott invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to confirm that the Commission may, in antitrust proceedings, use evidence that was transmitted to it fortuitously by a national tax authority (FSL), 17 November 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83246, www.concurrences.com

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