Rights of defence: The Court of Justice of the European Union partially annulled the European Commission’s decision, holding that it had failed to fulfil its obligation to state reasons by considering that, in addition to their participation in a single and continuous infringement, the undertakings fined for their involvement in the cartel on the optical disk drive market had also participated in several separate infringements (Sony / Quanta / Samsung)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On June 16, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down four judgments in almost identical terms in the cases C-697/19 (Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics v. European Commission) C-698/19 (Sony Optiarc and Sony Optiarc America v. European Commission) C-699/19 (Quanta Storage v. European Commission) and C-700/19 (Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology and Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Korea v. European Commission) concerning the cartel on the optical disk drive market. Following the conclusions presented by Advocate General Pitruzzella in those cases, the Court of Justice of the Union allows in part the four appeals brought by

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Alain Ronzano, Rights of defence: The Court of Justice of the European Union partially annulled the European Commission’s decision, holding that it had failed to fulfil its obligation to state reasons by considering that, in addition to their participation in a single and continuous infringement, the undertakings fined for their involvement in the cartel on the optical disk drive market had also participated in several separate infringements (Sony / Quanta / Samsung), 16 June 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 107081, www.concurrences.com

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