CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – EUROPEAN UNION – FINE – SOLIDARITY – EQUALITY OF TREATMENT

Equality of treatment: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision of the European Commission on grounds of violation of the principle of equality of treatment in the setting of fines (GEA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Here is another episode in the complicated business of thermal stabilizers, this time involving the epoxidized soybean oil and esters (ESBO/esters) sector. It should already be noted that the decision is particularly difficult to read. A (simplified) reminder of the facts is necessary. By a decision of 11 November 2009, the Commission sanctioned several manufacturers active in this sector for collusion. Among these, it distinguished three companies which, having or having had structural relations, formed or had formed, during a certain period, a single undertaking: GEA, ACW and CPA (the initials alone will be used for a better understanding of

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Equality of treatment: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision of the European Commission on grounds of violation of the principle of equality of treatment in the setting of fines (GEA), 18 October 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89504, pp. 69-70

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