Judgment of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 12 December 2018

Biogaran v European Commission

Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Market for perindopril, a medicinal product intended for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, in its originator and generic versions — Decision finding an infringement of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU — Agreements intended to delay, or even prevent, entry into the market of generic versions of perindopril — Participation of a subsidiary in the infringement committed by its parent company — Imputation of the infringement — Joint and several liability — Ceiling for the fine

Case T-677/14



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
15/02/2019 Biogaran v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2018:910
12/12/2018 Biogaran v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2018:910
12/12/2018 Biogaran v Commission
Application (OJ)
24/10/2014 Biogaran v Commission
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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.01 Formal requirements
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.06 Statement of reasons
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
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.03 Language arrangements
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
    4.08.01 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
    4.08.01 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
    4.08.01 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
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
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
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.49 Principles of legality and proportionality of criminal offences and penalties
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Fines imposed by the Commission
        4.08.03.03.05 Compliance with general principles and fundamental rights
          4.08.03.03.05.03 Penalties must have a proper legal basis
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Fines imposed by the Commission
        4.08.03.03.07 Payment of the fine
          4.08.03.03.07.01 Joint and several liability for payment
            4.08.03.03.07.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.03 Fines imposed by the Commission
        4.08.03.03.04 Fines for infringement of Articles 101 TFEU and 102 TFEU (Articles 81 EC and 82 EC)
          4.08.03.03.04.03 Adjustment to the basic amount
            4.08.03.03.04.03.05 Maximum amount


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Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/09/2014

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

12/12/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 82 from 04.03.2019, p.24

Application: OJ C 395 from 10.11.2014, p.59

Name of the parties

Biogaran v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Accords de règlement amiable dans le secteur pharmaceutique, Revue des contrats 2019 N°2 p.73-77 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

neuvième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Gervasoni

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

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