CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN – CARTELS – WIRETAPS

Evidences: The General Court of the European Union holds private wiretaps admissible as evidence of a cartel (Goldfish)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Can the Commission, in order to establish the existence of an infringement of Article 101 TFEU, rely on recorded telephone conversations by a cartel participant without the knowledge of the persons concerned? The Court of First Instance answers in the affirmative, contrary to what has been judged in France, where this question has given rise to a significant disagreement between the Paris Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation (Cass. Ass. plen., judgment No. 587 of 7 January 2011 in the TVHA). In the North Sea shrimp cartel case, the Commission imposed a fine of EUR 28 million on three companies for price fixing and market sharing (Decision C(2013)

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Pascal Cardonnel, Evidences: The General Court of the European Union holds private wiretaps admissible as evidence of a cartel (Goldfish), 8 September 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82137, p. 161-162

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