CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES - EUROPEAN UNION - INSPECTIONS - RIGHT TO AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY - INVIOLABILITY OF THE HOME

Inspections: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the inspection decisions of the European Commission due to insufficiently strong evidence leading to the suspicion of the existence of a cartel (Casino, Guichard-Perrachon / Achats Marchandises Casino) (Intermarché Casino Achats) (Les Mousquetaires / ITM Entreprises)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After three particularly developed judgments, the Court of First Instance returned to the Commission's powers of inspection, the degree of formalism expected in relation to the evidence on which an inspection decision is based, and the protection of the material seized and the data copied under the right to respect for private life. With these judgments, the Court of First Instance thus continues to refine the case-law concerning the Commission's powers of inspection and specifies the level of evidence expected to justify the inspection measures. In February 2017, the European Commission adopted inspection decisions following information received on

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Alexandre Lacresse, Barbara Monti, Inspections: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the inspection decisions of the European Commission due to insufficiently strong evidence leading to the suspicion of the existence of a cartel (Casino, Guichard-Perrachon / Achats Marchandises Casino) (Intermarché Casino Achats) (Les Mousquetaires / ITM Entreprises), 5 October 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99210, pp. 182-184

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