CASE COMMENT: INTERNATIONAL POLICY - SETTING OF FINES - IMPUTABILITY

Fining guidelines - Group company: The ECJ assesses the validity of the fining guidelines and rules on the imputability of infringement to a group of companies (Dansk Rorindustri)

Validité et interprétation des lignes directrices - Imputabilité de l’infraction à un groupe de sociétés

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 28 June 2005, Dansk Rørindustri a. o. v. Commission, Joined cases C-189/02 P, C-202/02 P, C-205/02 P to C-208/02 P and C-213/02 P The leniency policy pursued by the Commission since its first notice in 1996 has considerably lightened its investigative tasks. Indeed, companies, which have decided to cooperate under that Notice, present the relevant facts to the Commission in a more or less structured way. This cooperation, which is aimed at obtaining immunity from or reduction of fines, makes it difficult for companies to challenge the facts on which the Commission's decision is based. This development has also affected the nature of cartel litigation

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Marc van der Woude, Fining guidelines - Group company: The ECJ assesses the validity of the fining guidelines and rules on the imputability of infringement to a group of companies (Dansk Rorindustri), 28 June 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1160, pp. 68-69

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