CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES - CARTELS - RIGHTS OF DEFENCE - TRANSFER OF EVIDENCE

Evidence : The General Court of the European Union admits the evidence seized by a national tax authority in a non competition matter (FSL)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Chiquita company has fought for years against the regulations governing the banana sector. Although it helped to secure the Community's condemnation before the WTO, its efforts to obtain compensation for its damage before the Union's courts have been unsuccessful. In April 2005, a few weeks after the Court of First Instance rejected its application for compensation of around €565 million (Chiquita Brands v Commission,T-19/01, EU:T:2005:31), Chiquita denounced to the Commission the existence of a cartel on the banana market with its rival Pacific and applied for leniency. At the end of its investigation, in 2011, the Commission found a cartel and fined

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Pascal Cardonnel, Evidence : The General Court of the European Union admits the evidence seized by a national tax authority in a non competition matter (FSL), 16 June 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76349, pp. 175-176

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