The EU Court of Justice consolidates view on an effective remedy for the excessive length of proceedings before the General Court in competition cases (Groupe Gascogne)

In the Groupe Gascogne judgment delivered on 26 November 2013, the Court of Justice consolidates its conception on issues of effective judicial protection in competition law adjudication. [1] The case originated in an action for annulment against the General Court (GC) judgment T-72/06 Groupe Gascogne SA v Commission [2] submitted by the French holding company Groupe Gascogne SA. This undertaking was held jointly and severally liable for the fine imposed by the Commission [3] to Sachsa Verpackung GmbH – owned entirely by the Gascogne Group- for participation in a horizontal agreement that compromised competition in the industrial plastic bags market in several member-states. The contested judgment upheld the Commission’s decision including the fine imposed. Before the CJEU, Groupe

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  • Clifford Chance (Brussels)

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Stavroula Vryna, The EU Court of Justice consolidates view on an effective remedy for the excessive length of proceedings before the General Court in competition cases (Groupe Gascogne), 26 novembre 2013, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 62860

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