CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – EUROPEAN UNION – CALL FOR TENDERS – EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION

Exchange of information: The General Court of the European Union fully upholds the decision of the European Commission relating to a cartel on the market of optical disks readers (Sony, Quanta, Hitachi-LG, Toshiba Samsung)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 12 July, the Court of First Instance confirmed the €116 million sanction imposed by the European Commission in October 2015 on eight suppliers of optical disc drives (LDOs), including Sony, Philips and Toshiba, who had exchanged information as part of a strategy of coordinated responses to calls for tenders by Dell and HP, the two largest original equipment manufacturers in the global PC market (T-1/16, Hitachi, §27). Optical disc drives, which today tend to disappear from the latest computers, read or record data stored on optical discs such as CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. To select their LDO suppliers, Dell and HP used global bidding

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Michel Debroux, Exchange of information: The General Court of the European Union fully upholds the decision of the European Commission relating to a cartel on the market of optical disks readers (Sony, Quanta, Hitachi-LG, Toshiba Samsung), 12 July 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92327, pp. 86-87

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