Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 27 June 2012.
Berning & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG v European Commission.
Competition - Agreements and concerted practices - Markets in zip fasteners and 'other fasteners' and attaching machines - Decision finding an infringement of Article 81 EC - Coordinated price increases, fixing of minimum prices, sharing of customers and of markets and exchange of other business information - Proof - Rights of the defence - Single and continuing infringement - Time-bar - Fines - Duration and gravity of the infringement - Mitigating circumstances - Equal treatment - Proportionality.
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