Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 303 (Mar)
Court: Court of First Instance of the European Communities (Fourth Chamber)

Judges Mengozzi (President), Tiili and Moura Ramos

Judgment Dates: 20 March 2002


European Community - Rules on competition - Agreements preventing, restricting or distorting competition - Cartel - District heating sector - European district heating undertakings participating in agreement dividing national markets on basis of quotas, allocating markets and projects, fixing prices and protecting cartel from only substantial non-member - Commission ruling that agreement infringing rules on competition and fining parties - Undertaking seeking annulment of decision - Whether Commission erring in application of rules on competition - Whether decision infringing general principles of Community law - Whether decision to be annulled - Commission Decision (EC) 1999/60 - Council Regulation (EEC) 17/62 - Article 81 EC (formerly EC Treaty, art 85).

The Case

The Court of First Instance of the European Communities dismissed an application for annulment of Commission Decision (EC) 1999-60 which fined the applicant for its participation in a cartel.

Practice Areas

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