The EU Court of Justice upholds the expansive geographic reach of a Commission dawn raid decision in a cartel investigation (Nexans)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld the expansive geographic reach of a European Commission dawn raid decision in the electric cables cartel investigations. Nexans, one of ten companies being investigated, had argued that the geographic scope was overbroad and provided an insufficiently precise basis for justifying the Commission’s "dawn raid" of documents relating to electric cable projects located outside the EU territory. This ruling follows a General Court prior ruling that was the first time that a court had annulled (albeit partially) a Commission decision authorizing a dawn raid. (See Jones Day Antitrust Alert, European General Court Halts Dawn Raid "Fishing

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  • Jones Day (Brussels)
  • Jones Day (Brussels)

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Bernard Amory, Cecelia Kye, The EU Court of Justice upholds the expansive geographic reach of a Commission dawn raid decision in a cartel investigation (Nexans), 25 juin 2014, e-Competitions June 2014, Art. N° 69299

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