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Rights of defence: The Advocate general Kokott advises the Court to annul the General Court’s decision and the Commission’s decision in the old case concerning an abuse of dominant position on the European soda ash market (Solvay)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 14 April 2011, Advocate General Juliane Kokott presented her opinion on the conclusions in what it considers to be the most lengthy procedure in competition case - 22 years to the day - namely the case of the abuse of Solvay's dominant position on the European soda ash market, which, after a first phase of administrative proceedings (from 1989 to 1990) which resulted in a first Commission decision imposing a fine and a first contentious procedure (from 1991 to 2000) resulting in a annulment and a dismissal of the appeal, were followed by a second phase of the proceedings. (in 2000), marked by a new sanction decision by the Commission as well as by a

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Alain Ronzano, Rights of defence: The Advocate general Kokott advises the Court to annul the General Court’s decision and the Commission’s decision in the old case concerning an abuse of dominant position on the European soda ash market (Solvay), 14 April 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 54159, www.concurrences.com

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