ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES: DUALITY OF INFRINGEMENTS – EQUAL TREATMENT – UNLIMITED JURISDICTION

Duality of infringements: The General Court of the European Union judges that the Commission did not misjudge the principle of equal treatment when fixing differently the rates of the variables amounts entering in the calculation of fines punishing two different infringements (Reagens)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Reagens judgment bears witness in many respects to the sharpness of the view taken by the Court of First Instance of the European Union of the conduct which the Commission considers to constitute cartels, both in terms of the review of legality which it is vested with and of its powers of full jurisdiction. The First Office leads the Court of First Instance to verify, in particular, the very existence of the infringement - or infringements - that is to say, to ascertain whether proof has been adduced to the requisite legal standard. A particular problem: The duality of offences In its decision on the heat stabiliser cartel C [(2009) 8682

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Jean-Philippe Christienne, Duality of infringements: The General Court of the European Union judges that the Commission did not misjudge the principle of equal treatment when fixing differently the rates of the variables amounts entering in the calculation of fines punishing two different infringements (Reagens), 14 May 2014, Concurrences N° 3-2014, Art. N° 68056, pp. 84-85

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