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Judgment of the General Court of 11 July 2019 — Silver Plastics and Johannes Reifenhäuser v Commission

(Case T-582/15) 1

(Competition — Cartels — Retail food packaging market — Decision finding an infringement of Article 101 TFEU — Evidence of involvement in a cartel — Single and continuous infringement — Principle of equality of arms — ‘Right to confront’ — 2006 Leniency Notice — Significant added value — Attributability of unlawful conduct — 2006 Guidelines for calculating the amount of fines — Proportionality — Equal treatment — Upper limit of the fine)

Language of the case: German


Applicants: Silver Plastics GmbH & Co. KG (Troisdorf, Germany) and Johannes Reifenhäuser Holding GmbH & Co. KG (Troisdorf) (represented initially by M. Wirtz, S. Möller and W. Carstensen, then by M. Wirtz, S. Möller and C. Karbaum, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by A. Biolan, G. Meessen, I. Zaloguin and L. Wildpanner, acting as Agents)


Action under Article 263 TFEU seeking, principally, the annulment in part of Commission Decision C(2015) 4336 final of 24 June 2015 relating to proceedings under Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (Case AT.39563 — Retail Food Packaging) and, in the alternative, the reduction of the fines imposed on the applicants.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Silver Plastics GmbH & Co. KG and Johannes Reifenhäuser Holding GmbH & Co. KG to pay the costs.


1 OJ C 16, 18.1.2016.