CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – EUROPEAN UNION – EVIDENCE – FINES – SERIOUSNESS OF THE INFRINGEMENT

Fine: The European Court of Justice dismisses almost all the appeal brought against the judgments of the General Court of the European Union pronounced in the Bathroom fittings and fixtures markets cartel case and upholds two of them, considering that the General Court of the European Union erred in law in applying the 10% fines cap and in assessing the conclusive force of evidences in leniency applications (Aloys F. Dornbracht ; Duravit ; Hansa Metallwerke ; Keramag Keramische Werke ; Masco ; Zucchetti Rubinetteria ; Mamoli Robinetteria ; Villeroy & Bosch AG ; Villeroy & Bosch Austria ; Roca Sanitario ; Laufen Austria ; Roca ; Villeroy & Bosch Belgium ; Villeroy & Bosch France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following the judgments delivered by the Court of First Instance in the context of the cartel in the bathroom fixtures sector, commented on in the same columns (see, in particular, N. Jalabert-Doury, The Court of First Instance of the EU reduces the fines of several undertakings in the bathroom fixtures case, ConcurrencesNo. 4-2013, p. 80), no less than 14 appeals were lodged, one of which was lodged by the Commission. As a reminder, these cases relate to a Commission Decision of 23 June 2010 finding an infringement of Article 101(1) TFEU and Article 53 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, in which seventeen undertakings had directly

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Etienne Thomas, Fine: The European Court of Justice dismisses almost all the appeal brought against the judgments of the General Court of the European Union pronounced in the Bathroom fittings and fixtures markets cartel case and upholds two of them, considering that the General Court of the European Union erred in law in applying the 10% fines cap and in assessing the conclusive force of evidences in leniency applications (Aloys F. Dornbracht ; Duravit ; Hansa Metallwerke ; Keramag Keramische Werke ; Masco ; Zucchetti Rubinetteria ; Mamoli Robinetteria ; Villeroy & Bosch AG ; Villeroy & Bosch Austria ; Roca Sanitario ; Laufen Austria ; Roca ; Villeroy & Bosch Belgium ; Villeroy & Bosch France), 26 January 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83863, pp. 86-88

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