CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – CARTEL – LENIENCY – PROBATIVE VALUE OF DOCUMENTS AND STATEMENTS – EFFECTS – IMPUTABILITY – PARENTAL LIABILITY – JOINT VENTURES AND AGENTS

Leniency – Imputability: The European Commission releases the full version of the Candle Waxes decision, with interesting developments on probative value of documents and statements as well as on liability in case of joint ventures and agents (Candle waxes)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. comm., dec. C(2008) 5476 final, 1st October 2008, "Candle waxes", case COMP/39181 The Commission issued a 2008 decision sanctioning a long-term cartel in the candle wax sector. The total amount of the fines in this case was €676 million, with several companies benefiting from leniency reductions and one company receiving full immunity for reporting the infringement. The cartel was organised on the basis of technical meetings, held two to six times a year, at which the companies would not only discuss technical issues, but more broadly (i) exchanged information on prices, potential increases and minimum price levels (ii) discussed market and customer

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Leniency – Imputability: The European Commission releases the full version of the Candle Waxes decision, with interesting developments on probative value of documents and statements as well as on liability in case of joint ventures and agents (Candle waxes), 1 October 2008, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37351, pp. 103-104

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