CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE – EUROPEAN UNION – HYBRID SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE – LEGITIMATE EXPECTATIONS – FINE

Hybrid settlement: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that the amount of the fine proposed as a settlement does not support the legitimate expectations of the parties to the cartel on the amount finally decided in the ordinary procedure following their withdrawal from the settlement procedure (Timab Industries and Cie financière et de participations Roullier)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This is the first hybrid settlement case in which the compromise procedure and the ordinary procedure are successively combined, a case which has been commented on many times (inparticular, P. Cardonnel, Concurrences No. 3-2015, p. 150) knows its epilogue with the present judgment. Convicted of participating in a cartel in the marketing of phosphates for animal feed, the applicants contested principally the validation by the Court of First

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Alexandre Lacresse, Hybrid settlement: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that the amount of the fine proposed as a settlement does not support the legitimate expectations of the parties to the cartel on the amount finally decided in the ordinary procedure following their withdrawal from the settlement procedure (Timab Industries and Cie financière et de participations Roullier), 12 January 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83893, pp. 150-151

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