CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – CARTEL – STANDARD OF PROOF – PROBATIVE VALUE OF STATEMENTS – PARTICIPATION TO MEETINGS CONCERNING OTHER PRODUCTS

Standard of proof: The General Court reviews the evidence in the Dutch beer cartel and reduces fines (Bavaria, Heineken)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. GCEU, 16 June 2011, Bavaria v. Commission, Case T-235/07, "Netherlands beer market". GCEU, 16 June 2011, Heineken Nederland and Heineken v. Commission, Case T-240/07, "Netherlands beer market". In 2007, the Commission imposed particularly heavy fines on the two companies concerned (€242 million in total) and a few others for colluding on the Dutch beer market. The proceedings were initiated following a leniency application by one of the brewers, which was also involved in the parallel case of the Belgian beer cartel. In particular, the Commission's decision was challenged on the issue of the standard of

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Standard of proof: The General Court reviews the evidence in the Dutch beer cartel and reduces fines (Bavaria, Heineken), 16 June 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37342, pp. 102-103

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