The Luxembourg Competition Council imposes its first fines for cartel practices and clarifies its fining and leniency policy (“Cité judiciaire”)

1. On 5 March 2010, the Luxembourg Competition Council (“Conseil de la concurrence”) has imposed fines on 7 flooring undertakings for bid rigging practices during a public procurement procedure for flooring works in the new court buildings in Luxembourg-City. The procedure began with a complaint filed by the Ministry of Public Works on 9 November 2005 followed by a dawn raid on the premises of three of the undertakings concerned on 7 December 2005. 2. The case is well known as it gave already rise to several procedures before the Luxembourg administrative courts with respect to fines that were imposed by the Competition Council for lack of cooperation during the investigation period. Evidence of cartel behaviour 3. Initially, the cartel investigation led by the Competition Inspection

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  • NautaDutilh (Luxembourg)

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Vincent Wellens, The Luxembourg Competition Council imposes its first fines for cartel practices and clarifies its fining and leniency policy (“Cité judiciaire”), 5 mars 2010, e-Competitions March 2010, Art. N° 31185

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