The Italian Council of State confirms the Competition Authority decision holding that a single participation in a price fixing meeting triggers a competition liability for infringement under EU competition law (Divella / Pricing of Pasta)

Introduction By a ruling of 12 July 2011 the Italian Council of State has rejected the appeal proposed by Divella against the judgment of the Administrative Regional Court of Lazio (Tar Lazio) on the Pricing of Pastacase [1]. Divella, a pasta manufacturer, had challenged the decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA), upheld by the Tar Lazio, which penalized it for cartelizing the market for pasta. In support, Divella submitted that it had never committed to implement the pricing policies adopted at the cartel meetings. Procedure and facts of the case The ICA found

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Council of State confirms the Competition Authority decision holding that a single participation in a price fixing meeting triggers a competition liability for infringement under EU competition law (Divella / Pricing of Pasta), 12 juillet 2011, e-Competitions July 2011, Art. N° 39269

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