CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - REGULATION No. 17/62 - CALCULATION OF FINES - LEGALITY OF THE GUIDELINES

Calculation of fines: The ECJ decides on the principles asserted by the EC Commission guidelines for calculation of fines and on the legality of these guidelines (Dansk Rørindustri)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts By a decision of 21 October 1998, the European Commission had fined several manufacturers and suppliers of district heating pipes for sharing the European market in a cartel and for boycotting a competitor. The Court of First Instance confirmed this decision on 20 March 2002. The convicted companies then appealed to the ECJ. They criticised the judgments under appeal, in particular with regard to the calculation of the fines imposed on them. This led the ECJ to rule on the legality of the Commission's Guidelines on the method of setting fines imposed pursuant to Article 15(2) of Regulation 17/62 and the validity of the basic principles on which

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Calculation of fines: The ECJ decides on the principles asserted by the EC Commission guidelines for calculation of fines and on the legality of these guidelines (Dansk Rørindustri), 28 June 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 27246, www.concurrences.com

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