Italy: The Administrative Tribunal of Lazio holds that exchange of business information with indeterminate content has not an anticompetitive object (Toshiba Medical Systems)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment published on 18 June 2012, the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (TAR Lazio) annulled the decision of 4 August 2011 by which the Competition Authority (AGCM) had sanctioned four companies - Alliance Medical, Toshiba Medical Systems - under Article 101 TFEU, Philips and Siemens Helthcare Diagnostics - for entering into an agreement to distort competition by sharing sensitive information and coordinating business strategies for participation in a 2009 tender for the purchase and lease of electromedical equipment for a number of hospitals. According to the AGCM, the companies had exchanged sensitive information about

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