Judgment of the Court of 18 October 1989.

Orkem v Commission of the European Communities.

Competition - Commission's investigative powers - Rights of the defence.

Case 374/87.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1989:387
18/10/1989 Orkem v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1989:387
18/10/1989 Orkem v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1989:207
18/05/1989 Orkem v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
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Reports of Cases

1989 03283

Swedish X/00217 Finnish X/00231

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-20 Acts of the institutions
    B-20.03 Decisions
      B-20.03.03 Notification
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-07 Competition
    B-07.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      B-07.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        B-07.03.02.04 Requests for information
A The Community legal order
  A-01 Sources of Community law
    A-01.02 General principles of law
      A-01.02.06 Rights of the defence and procedural guarantees
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-07 Competition
    B-07.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      B-07.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        B-07.03.02.04 Requests for information


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P5 : paragraphs 1, 6, 23, 34
  • Regulation 17/62 -A14 : paragraphs 2, 13 - 15
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P1 : paragraphs 2, 5, 6, 23
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 85 -P1 : paragraphs 2, 11
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/69 : paragraph 6
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/72 : paragraph 6
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 85 : paragraphs 8, 15, 19, 20, 41
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P3 : paragraphs 9, 11
  • Regulation 17/62 -A14P3 : paragraph 10
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -136/79 : paragraphs 10, 19, 21
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11 : paragraphs 13 - 17
  • Regulation 17/62 : paragraphs 19 - 35
  • Regulation 17/62 -C8 : paragraph 15
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 86 : paragraphs 15, 19, 20
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -155/79 : paragraph 15
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), preamble -L4 : paragraph 19
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 3 -LF : paragraph 19
  • Regulation 99/63 : paragraphs 24, 25
  • Regulation 17/62 -A19 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -85/76 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -100/80 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/82 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -46/87 : paragraph 33
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P2 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Rules of Procedure (1959) -A69P3L1 : paragraph 43

Operative part

Information not available

Opinion

  • Decision 89/191 : points 1 - 156
  • Decision 89/190 : points 2 - 156
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 85 -P1 : point 1
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P5 : points 1 - 28, 39
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P2 : points 5, 88
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P3 : points 5 - 28, 31, 46, 75, 88
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11 : points 6 - 28, 36, 51 - 95
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P1 : point 7
  • Regulation 17/62 -A11P4 : points 7, 88
  • Regulation 17/62 -A14P3 : points 13 - 28, 36, 46
  • Regulation 17/62 : points 30 - 35
  • Regulation 99/63 : points 30, 35
  • Regulation 17/62 -A19P1 : points 33, 36
  • Regulation 99/63 -A02P1 : point 34
  • Regulation 99/63 -A03 : point 34
  • Regulation 99/63 -A07P1 : point 34
  • Regulation 99/63 -A04 : point 34
  • Regulation 17/62 -A14 : points 36, 51 - 95
  • Regulation 17/62 -A15P1LB : points 39, 88
  • Regulation 17/62 -A16P1LC : points 39, 88
  • ECSC Treaty (Paris), Article 47 -L1 : points 59 - 67
  • Regulation 17/62 -A14P1 : point 65
  • Regulation 17/62 -A14P3LG : point 127
  • Court of Justice - Rules of Procedure (1959) -A92P2 : point 128
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -136/79 : points 8, 36, 46, 49, 57, 58, 65, 68, 78, 89, 142, 145
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -48/69 : points 10, 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/72 : points 19, 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -32/78 : point 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -8/56 : point 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -85/76 : points 35, 37, 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -155/79 : points 56, 65, 92, 118, 119, 122
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -31/59 : points 59, 67, 145
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/62 : point 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -100/80 : points 121, 134
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -209/78 : point 134
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -4/73 : point 139
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/79 : point 139


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 16/12/1987

Date of the Opinion

  • 18/05/1989

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

18/10/1989


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 25 from 30.01.1988, p.6

Judgment: OJ C 288 from 16.11.1989, p.5

Name of the parties

Orkem v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Lasok, K.P.E.: The Privilege against Self-incrimination in Competition Cases, European Competition Law Review 1990 p.90-91 (EN)
  2. Moosecker, Karlheinz: Die EuGH-Entscheidungen Hoechst und Orkem/Solvay, FIW-Schriftenreihe Forschungsinstitut für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb 1990 nº 135 p.87-92 (DE)
  3. Constantinesco, Vlad ; Simon, Denys: Chronique de jurisprudence de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes. Institutions et ordre juridique communautaire, Journal du droit international 1990 p.459-461 (FR)
  4. Hermitte, Marie-Angèle: Chronique de jurisprudence de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes. Concurrence, Journal du droit international 1990 p.483-485 (FR)
  5. Mulder, A.: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 1990 p.408-412 (NL)
  6. Boutard-Labarde, Marie-Chantal ; Vogel, Louis: La Semaine juridique - édition entreprise 1990 II 15776 (FR)
  7. Fiquet, Alain: Concurrence - Pouvoirs d'enquête de la Commission - Droit de défense, Cahiers juridiques de l'électricité et du gaz 1990 p.225-229 (FR)
  8. Thieffry, Jean ; Arnold, Karin ; Van Doorn, Philip: Les pouvoirs d'enquête de la Commission CEE en droit de la concurrence, Gazette du Palais 1990 III Doct. p.309-313 (FR)
  9. X: Il Foro italiano 1990 IV Col.117-118 (IT)
  10. Vilà Costa, Blanca: Revista Jurídica de Catalunya 1990 p.851-857 (ES)
  11. X: Recueil Dalloz Sirey 1990 Som. p.114 (FR)
  12. Boutard-Labarde, Marie-Chantal ; Vogel, Louis: La Semaine juridique - édition générale 1990 II 21436 (FR)
  13. Shaw, Josephine: Recent Developments in the Field of Competition Procedure, European Law Review 1990 p.326-334 (EN)
  14. Vilà Costa, Blanca: Los derechos de defensa en el Derecho comunitario, Revista de Instituciones Europeas 1990 p.499-522 (ES)
  15. Jansen, Bernhard: Les pouvoirs d'investigation de la Commission des Communautés européennes en matière de concurrence (observations au sujet des arrêts de la Cour des 21 septembre, 17 et 18 octobre 1989), Revue du Marché Commun 1990 p.696-701 (FR)
  16. Rinoldi, Dino: Poteri di inchiesta della Commissione comunitaria nel campo della concorrenza e rispetto dei diritti della difesa, Diritto del commercio internazionale 1990 p.767-778 (IT)
  17. Lenz, Carl Otto ; Mölls, Walter: "Due Process" im Wettbewerbsrecht der EWG. Zur verfassungsrechtlichen Stellung der durch Ermittlungen der Kommission betroffenen Unternehmen nach den Kunststoffkartellurteilen des Gerichtshofes, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 1991 p.771-792 (DE)
  18. Flogaitis, Spyridon: Droits fondamentaux et principes généraux du droit administratif dans la jurisprudence de la Cour de justice, Revue européenne de droit public / European Review of Public Law / Europäische Zeitschrift des öffentlichen Rechts 1992 p.291-306 (FR)
  19. Van Overbeek, Walter B.J.: The Right to Remain Silent in Competition Investigations: The Funke Decision of the Court of Human Rights Makes Revision of the ECJ's Case Law Necessary, European Competition Law Review 1994 p.127-133 (EN)
  20. Cumming, George: Otto v. Post Bank and the Privilege against Self-incrimination in Enforcement Proceedings of EC Articles 85 and 86 before the English Courts, European Competition Law Review 1995 p.400-409 (EN)
  21. Willis, Peter R.: "You have the right to remain silent ...", or do you? The privilege against self-incrimination following Mannesmannröhren-Werke and other recent decisions, European Competition Law Review 2001 p.313-321 (EN)
  22. Dán, Judit ; Németh, Ágnes: Az önvád tilalma a versenyjog és az alkotmányjog nézőpontjából, Versenytükör 2016 1. szám p.4-15 (HU)
  23. Da Costa Andrade, Tiago: Nemo Tenetur Se Ipsum Accusare: Um novo olhar a partir do Direito da Concorrência, no sentido da sua extensão ao processo contra-ordenacional e às Pessoas Colectivas, Revista de concorrência e regulação 2017 n° 31 p.179-214 (PT)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
  • - Concerted practices

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Schockweiler

Advocate General

Darmon

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French