The EC 2006 Fines Guidelines: An "unofficial" point of view

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. By adopting on 28 June 2006 the 'Guidelines on the method of setting fines' imposed on undertakings that have infringed Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty, concerning respectively illicit cartels and abuses of dominant [1]positions, the Commission set out the principles that will guide its action in this area in the years to come [2]. The importance of this text from the point of view of competition policy is obvious. This is all the more true since, although measures of this type cannot be described as rules of law which the administration would in any case be bound to observe, they do however lay down a rule of conduct indicative of the practice to

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Hubert de Broca, The EC 2006 Fines Guidelines: An "unofficial" point of view, December 2006, Concurrences N° 4-2006, Art. N° 12612, pp. 37-45

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