Information exchange: The Advocate General Pitruzzella invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to clarify whether the Commission is obliged to record the interviews from which the information used as evidence to justify the adoption of an inspection decision is derived (ITM ; Casino)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On July 14, 2022, Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella presented two sets of conclusions in two cases in which the Commission, suspecting exchanges of information at national level between Casino and Intermarché concerning the conditions of downstream distribution, had ordered the respondents to submit to inspections in accordance with Article 20(1) and (4) of Regulation 1/2003. At a "convention" held on September 21, 2016, Intermarché's management presented its commercial ambitions and priorities to its main suppliers, in the presence of representatives of INCA, the joint subsidiary of Intermarché and Casino, and in particular in the presence of one of the

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Alain Ronzano, Information exchange: The Advocate General Pitruzzella invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to clarify whether the Commission is obliged to record the interviews from which the information used as evidence to justify the adoption of an inspection decision is derived (ITM ; Casino), 14 July 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 107596, www.concurrences.com

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