ALERT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - PRICE-FIXING - FINES - PRINCIPLE THAT PENALTIES MUST FIT THE OFFENCE - VERTICALLY-INTEGRATED COMPANIES - INTERNAL SALES

Principle that penalties must fit the offence: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the value of sales to take into consideration to determine the amount of the fine imposed on vertically-integrated companies must include all sales to third parties in the EEA of finished products incorporating the goods concerned, including internal sales of the goods concerned outside the EEA as long as they were necessarily affected by the infringement (InnoLux)

CJUE, 9 juillet 2015, affaire C-231/14 (InnoLux) Le 9 juillet 2015, la Cour de justice de l'Union a rendu un arrêt dans l'affaire C-231/14 (InnoLux Corp. contre Commission européenne) aux termes duquel elle rejette dans son intégralité le pourvoi contre l'arrêt du 27 février 2014 par lequel le Tribunal de l'Union était venu confirmer dans une affaire T-91/11 (InnoLux Corp./ Commission), l'essentiel de la décision de la Commission du 8 décembre 2010, à la faveur de laquelle cette dernière avait infligé des amendes pour un montant total de 648,925 millions d’euros à six producteurs coréens et taïwanais d'écrans à affichage de cristaux liquides (LCD), pour avoir constitué un cartel de prix d’octobre 2001 à février 2006. Elle confirme du même coup l’amende de 288 millions d’euros infligée à InnoLux pour sa

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Alain Ronzano, Principle that penalties must fit the offence: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the value of sales to take into consideration to determine the amount of the fine imposed on vertically-integrated companies must include all sales to third parties in the EEA of finished products incorporating the goods concerned, including internal sales of the goods concerned outside the EEA as long as they were necessarily affected by the infringement (InnoLux), 9 July 2015, Concurrences Review N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76678, www.concurrences.com

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