Hybrid proceedings: The General Court of the European Union rules out that the outcome of a settlement procedure can, in itself, prejudge the position of the European Commission in an ordinary administrative procedure concerning the same facts (Scania)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case follows the Commission's decision in the so-called "trucks" cartel (Comm. eur., Sept. 27, 2017, Dec. C(2017) 6467 final, aff. AT.39824 - Trucks). With this decision, it found that several companies belonging to the applicants' group had violated the antitrust rules. The decision was adopted following a so-called "hybrid" procedure, combining the settlement procedure and the ordinary administrative procedure. In this case, all the companies concerned by the statement of objections had indicated to the Commission their willingness to take part in settlement discussions. However, following initial discussions, the applicants

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Barbara Monti, Hybrid proceedings: The General Court of the European Union rules out that the outcome of a settlement procedure can, in itself, prejudge the position of the European Commission in an ordinary administrative procedure concerning the same facts (Scania), 2 February 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106507, pp. 172-173

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