Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 20 January 2016

DHL Express (Italy) Srl and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy) SpA v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del mercato

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition policy — Article 101 TFEU — Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 — International freight forwarding sector — National competition authorities — Legal status of instruments of the European Competition Network — Model Leniency Programme of that network — Application for immunity submitted to the Commission — Summary application for immunity submitted to national competition authorities — Relationship between those two applications

Case C-428/14


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
26/02/2016 DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy)
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2016:27
20/01/2016 DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy)
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2016:27
20/01/2016 DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy)
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:587
10/09/2015 DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy)
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Application (OJ)
05/12/2014 DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy)
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.01 Division of powers between the Commission and the authorities of the Member States
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.01 Division of powers between the Commission and the authorities of the Member States
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.01 Division of powers between the Commission and the authorities of the Member States
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.01 Division of powers between the Commission and the authorities of the Member States


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 101 : paragraphs 7, 29, 36, 44, 45, 54, 59, 60, 67, 68, 71, 77 - 81, 84
  • TFEU, Article 102 : paragraphs 78, 79
  • TFEU, Article 267 : paragraph 48
  • Regulation 1/2003 : paragraphs 29, 36, 44, 45, 58, 66 - 68, 77, 78, 84
  • Regulation 1/2003 -A11 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 1/2003 -A35P1 : paragraphs 5, 41
  • Regulation 1/2003 -C15 : paragraphs 3, 31
  • Regulation 1/2003 -CH4 : paragraph 30
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT1 : paragraph 6
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT8 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT9 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT10 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT11 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT12 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT13 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT14 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT15 : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC0427(02) -PT38 : paragraphs 8, 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -151/02 -N43 : paragraph 70
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -429/07 -N20 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/09 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/09 -N20 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/09 -N21 : paragraphs 33, 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/09 -N22 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/09 -N24 : paragraph 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -360/09 -N25 : paragraph 79
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -375/09 -N26 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -410/09 -N35 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -571/10 -N40 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -571/10 -N42 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -226/11 -N30 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N26 : paragraph 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -557/12 -N36 : paragraph 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -667/13 -N34 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -667/13 -N36 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -203/14 -N43 : paragraph 70
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -227/14 -N87 : paragraph 82

Operative part

  • Interprets : TFEU, Article 101
  • Interprets : Regulation 1/2003

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 18/09/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 10/09/2015

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

20/01/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 98 from 14.03.2016, p.11

Application: OJ C 462 from 22.12.2014, p.12

Name of the parties

DHL Express (Italy) and DHL Global Forwarding (Italy)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Franchoo, Thomas ; Crane, Mark: The DHL case - Was this a missed opportunity to harmonise leniency programmes?, Competition Law Insight 2016 Vol. 15 Issue 3 p.12-13 (EN)
  2. Soltani, Sarra: Les programmes de clémence de l'Union européenne et des États membres coexistent d'une manière autonome, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2016 nº 113 p.28-29 (FR)
  3. Smits, Catherine: Arrêt " DHL Express " : en matiére de clémence, le coût d’une erreur vaut bien celui d’un retard, Journal de droit européen 2016 nº 228 p.139-140 (FR)
  4. Tzakas, Dimitrios-Panagiotis L.: Programmata epieikeias kai ypochreoseis synergasias, Dikaio Epicheiriseon & Etairion 2016 p.348-352 (EL)
  5. Grafunder, René: EuGH zum Verhältnis von verschiedenen Kronzeugenregelungen in der EU, Der Betrieb 2016 p.462-463 (DE)
  6. Rüppell, Philipp ; Hoffmann, Petra: Abberufung und Kündigung eines (Gesellschafter-)Geschäftsführers aus wichtigem Grund, Betriebs-Berater 2016 p.645-651 (DE)
  7. Idot, Laurence: Articulation des demandes de clémence, Europe 2016 Mars Comm. nº 3 p.54-55 (FR)
  8. Takis, Athanasios: Armenopoulos 2016 p.733-734 (EL)
  9. Smolek, Martin: Příliš shovívavosti v Evropě? Několik poznámek k rozsudku Soudního dvora ve věci C-428/14 DHL, Antitrust 2016 p.19-24 (CS)
  10. Elkerbout, Ruben: Het DHL-arrest: "Foutje, bedankt!" in een systeem van parallelle clementieregelingen, Markt & Mededinging 2016 p.153-159 (NL)
  11. Salemme, Emma: L'autonomia dei programmi di clemenza in Europa : la sentenza DHL, Mercato concorrenza regole 2016 p.329-338 (IT)
  12. Hemler, Caroline: Verhältnis zwischen Kronzeugen­regelungen auf EU- und mitgliedstaatlicher Ebene, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2016 p.275-276 (DE)
  13. Lachnit, Eva: Apply at Your Own Risk: the Difficulties with Multi-Jurisdictional Leniency Applications, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 2016 p.725-734 (EN)
  14. Baroni, Leonardo: Concorrenza (art. 101 TFUE - Reg. (CE) n. 1/2003 - settore delle spedizioni internazionali di merci - autorità nazionali garanti della concorrenza - strumenti della Rete europea della concorrenza "European Competition Network (ECN)" - modello di clemenza di tale Rete - rapporto tra le istanze di immunità presentate alla Commissione e presso le Autorità nazionali garanti della concorrenza)., Rivista italiana di diritto pubblico comunitario 2016 p.937-941 (IT)
  15. Potocnik, Corinna: One-Stop-Shop für Kronzeugen?, Ecolex 2016 p.599-603 (DE)
  16. Del Gatto, Sveva: La rete europea per la concorrenza : una rete a maglie troppo larghe ?, Rivista italiana di diritto pubblico comunitario 2016 p.1265-1288 (IT)
  17. Mandrescu, Daniel: One Stop Shop Leniency: The Case of DHL Express v Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (C-428/14), European Competition Law Review 2016 p.397-402 (EN)
  18. Priskin, Boglárka: Elsőkből lesznek az utolsók? A DHL-ügy bemutatása, Versenytükör 2016 1. szám p.78-84 (HU)
  19. Jeneral, Nathalie: Die kartellrechtliche Kronzeugenregelung und Ihre Eigenständigkeit in den Mitgliedstaaten, ÖZK aktuell : Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrecht 2016 p.67-68 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Consiglio di Stato - Italy

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
  • - Dominant position

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

da Cruz Vilaça

Advocate General

Wathelet

Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French