Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber), 27 September 2012

Ballast Nedam Infra BV v European Commission

Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Netherlands market in road pavement bitumen — Decision finding an infringement of Article 81 EC — Fines — Proof of the infringement — Gravity of the infringement — Attributability of the unlawful conduct — Rights of the defence — Production of new pleas in the course of proceedings — Unlimited jurisdiction

Case T‑362/06


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
26/10/2012 Ballast Nedam Infra v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2012:492
27/09/2012 Ballast Nedam Infra v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2012:492
27/09/2012 Ballast Nedam Infra v Commission
Application (OJ)
27/01/2007 Ballast Nedam Infra v Commission
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Subject-matter

Partial annulment of Commission Decision C(2006) 4090 final of 13 September 2006 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 EC (Case COMP/F/38.456 – Bitumen – Netherlands) concerning agreements fixing the gross price of road bitumen in the Netherlands and establishing a uniform minimum rebate for road construction companies belonging to the cartel and a lower maximum rebate for other road construction companies, and, in the alternative, a reduction in the fine imposed on the claimant

Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        4.08.03.02.06 Hearing of persons concerned and of third parties / Access to the file
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        4.08.03.02.08 Decision of the Commission
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        4.08.03.02.08 Decision of the Commission
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        4.08.03.02.08 Decision of the Commission
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.01 Prohibition of agreements, decisions and concerted practices
        4.08.01.01.01 Agreements of undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.03 Exemption from the prohibition
        4.08.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.03 Exemption from the prohibition
        4.08.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.01 Prohibition of agreements, decisions and concerted practices
        4.08.01.01.02 Restriction of competition
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Implementation by the national competition authorities
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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.01 Agreements, decisions and concerted practices
      4.08.01.01 Prohibition of agreements, decisions and concerted practices
        4.08.01.01.01 Agreements of undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Implementation by the national competition authorities
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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Implementation by the national competition authorities
        4.08.03.03.04 null
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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Implementation by the national competition authorities
        4.08.03.03.04 null
          4.08.03.03.04.02 null
            4.08.03.03.04.02.02 null
              4.08.03.03.04.02.02.02
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.03 New pleas in law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Implementation by the national competition authorities
        4.08.03.03.08 null
          4.08.03.03.08.03 null
            4.08.03.03.08.03.01
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Implementation by the national competition authorities
        4.08.03.03.08 null
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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 05/12/2006

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

27/09/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 20 from 27.01.2007, p.27

Judgment: OJ C 355 from 17.11.2012, p.19

Name of the parties

Ballast Nedam Infra v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Cartels et « double entente horizontale », Europe 2012 Novembre Comm. nº 11 p.36-38
  2. Robin, Catherine: Imputabilité de l'entente et droits de la défense, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2013 nº 34 p.32-33



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Appeal brought against a sanction : application granted

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Soldevila Fragoso

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

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