The EU Court of Justice rejects an appeal by the German energy company for failing to substantiate the reversed burden of proof and the allegedly incorrect assessment of the fines imposed for breaching a seal during an EU dawn raid (E.ON)

I. Introduction Breaching of a seal constitutes a serious violation of the Commission's investigative powers in the competition field for which fines not exceeding 1 % of the undertaking's turnover may be imposed. On 15 April 2008, E.ON Energie brought an action for annulment against a Commission decision in a case of breach of seal and asked in alternative for an appropriate reduction in the amount of the fine imposed. All the claims of this action have been rejected by the General Court. In the present case the appellant asks for the judicial review of the judgment of the General Court, claiming that it should be set aside and that Commission Decision of 30 January 2008 should be annulled. The judgment under review confirmed a decision by the respondent imposing a fine of EUR

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Emanuela Matei, The EU Court of Justice rejects an appeal by the German energy company for failing to substantiate the reversed burden of proof and the allegedly incorrect assessment of the fines imposed for breaching a seal during an EU dawn raid (E.ON), 22 novembre 2012, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 50125

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