Cartel: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the decision of the European Commission by accepting different pleas from certain air carriers and essentially confirms – by thirteen judgments – the decision of the European Commission sanctioning them in the air cargo cartel case (Air Cargo Carter)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On March 30, 2022, the Union Court issued thirteen new judgments in the air cargo cartel case. As a reminder, Following the submission of leniency applications by Lufthansa and two of its subsidiaries on December 7, 2005 - which were granted immunity from fines - the European Commission adopted a decision on November 9, 2010 imposing fines of approximately €790 million on twelve air cargo carriers for their participation in a cartel consisting of the coordination of pricing policies regarding the introduction and application of fuel surcharges [hereinafter "STC"], security surcharges [hereafter "STS"] and the refusal to pay commissions on these surcharges

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  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
  • European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

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Etienne Bodéré, Ludovic Bernardeau, Cartel: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the decision of the European Commission by accepting different pleas from certain air carriers and essentially confirms – by thirteen judgments – the decision of the European Commission sanctioning them in the air cargo cartel case (Air Cargo Carter), 30 March 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108179, pp. 83-85

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