ALERTS: PROCEDURES - ROMANIA – INVESTIGATION - PRESCRIPTION - SANCTIONS

Prescription: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that a strict interpretation of the national legislation, as upheld by the Bucharest Court of Appeal, prohibiting absolutely the interruption of the limitation period by acts adopted after the decision to open an investigation, appears liable to jeopardise the effective implementation of the EU competition rules (Whiteland Import Export)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 21 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment in Case C-308/19 (Consiliul Concurenţei v Whiteland Import Export SRL) https://lactu-concurrence.us14.list... following a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice. The present case raises the question whether national legislation such as the Romanian legislation interpreted as meaning that the last act interrupting the limitation period for the national competition authority to impose sanctions is the formal act of opening the investigation into the anti-competitive practice, without the subsequent acts carried out for the

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Alain Ronzano, Prescription: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that a strict interpretation of the national legislation, as upheld by the Bucharest Court of Appeal, prohibiting absolutely the interruption of the limitation period by acts adopted after the decision to open an investigation, appears liable to jeopardise the effective implementation of the EU competition rules (Whiteland Import Export), 21 January 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 98844, www.concurrences.com

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