ALERTS: CARTELS - CONTESTATION OF PROOF AUTHENTICITY – JUDICIAL REVIEW - FINE - PROPORTIONALITY

Calculation of the fine: Advocate General Wathelet considers that the General Court of the European Union should have proceed to an exhaustive control of the bilateral contacts contested by the claimant to determine if the fine was proportionate to its participation in a cartel (Infineon Technologies)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 12 April 2018, Advocate General Wathelet delivered his Opinion in Case C-99/17 (Infineon Technologies v Commission).. Cette case concerns the card chips cartel, where the Commission imposed fines totalling around €138 million on four companies (Infineon Technologies, Philips, Samsung and Renesas) for coordinating their behaviour on the card chips market in the EEA from 2003 to 2005. The cartel relied on a network of bilateral contacts and exchanges of sensitive commercial information, including prices. As regards the applicant, the fine imposed by the Commission was EUR 82 784 000. Contestant the existence of the cartel and the amount of the fine,

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Alain Ronzano, Calculation of the fine: Advocate General Wathelet considers that the General Court of the European Union should have proceed to an exhaustive control of the bilateral contacts contested by the claimant to determine if the fine was proportionate to its participation in a cartel (Infineon Technologies), 12 April 2018, Concurrences N° 3-2018, Art. N° 86724, www.concurrences.com

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