CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES - EC LAW PROCEDURE - CALCULATION OF THE FINE

Reduction of the fine: The CFI rules on the articulation of administrative and judicial proceedings in competition cases (SAS)

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The articulation of administrative and litigation procedures in competition matters

From a procedural point of view, the SAS judgment will be of particular interest because of the questions of coordination of the procedures - administrative and contentious - which it raises, both for the applicant company, for the administration and for the court. On 18 July 2001, the Commission fined the Danish airlines Maersk Air and Scandinavian SAS for a cartel involving the sharing of a number of routes, which was concluded at the same time as a cooperation agreement which had been duly notified to the Commission (Commission Decision 2001/468/EC, OJ L 247, p. 1). EC, Dec. No 2001/716/EC of 18 July 2001 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 of the EC Treaty and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement, OJ L 265, 5.10.2001, p. 15). SAS asked the CFI to annul that decision in so far

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Fabien Zivy, Reduction of the fine: The CFI rules on the articulation of administrative and judicial proceedings in competition cases (SAS), 18 July 2005, Concurrences N° 4-2005, Art. N° 631

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