CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDUES - CARTELS - ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS - REGULATION 1049/2001

Access to documents : The General Court of the European Union annuls the European Commission decision to deny access to references to leniency materials in case file index (Axa Versicherung)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This judgment of the Court of First Instance reinforces the position of victims of cartels seeking the communication of the index of documents in the Commission's file in order to support their claims for damages at national level. More than three years after the adoption of the Commission decision sanctioning the members of the cartel of automotive glass (COMP/39.125), the applicant brought an action for damages against Asahi and Saint Gobain in Germany. A few weeks later, in February 2012, the applicant requested the Commission to provide the table of contents of the administrative file. At that time there was only a provisional non-confidential version

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Pascal Cardonnel, Access to documents : The General Court of the European Union annuls the European Commission decision to deny access to references to leniency materials in case file index (Axa Versicherung), 7 July 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76351, pp. 176-177

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