Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 19 December 2012

Bavaria NV v European Commission

Appeal — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Dutch beer market — Commission decision finding an infringement of Article 81 EC — Fines — Duration of the administrative procedure — Level of the fine

Case C‑445/11 P



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
01/02/2013 Bavaria v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:828
19/12/2012 Bavaria v Commission
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:828
19/12/2012 Bavaria v Commission
Application (OJ)
28/10/2011 Bavaria v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

Subject-matter

Appeal brought against the judgment delivered by the General Court (Sixth Chamber, Extended Composition) on 16 June 2011 in Case T235/07 Bavaria v Commission by which the General Court annulled Article 1 of Commission Decision C(2007) 1697 of 18 April 2007 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 [EC] (Case COMP/B/37.766 – Dutch beer market) in so far as the European Commission found that Bavaria NV had participated in an infringement consisting in the occasional coordination of commercial conditions, other than prices, offered to individual consumers in the on-trade segment in the Netherlands

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.06 Pleas in law
3 Legal proceedings
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.06 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 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)
          4.08.03.03.04.00 General
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
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.06 Pleas in law


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/08/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

19/12/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 340 from 19.11.2011, p.8

Judgment: OJ C 46 from 16.02.2013, p.9

Name of the parties

Bavaria v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: De la difficulté de se couler dans le moule du pourvoi... en matière de cartels. Rejet des pourvois les affaires dites du cartel de la bière et du tabac brut, Europe 2013 Février Comm. nº 2 p.39 (FR)
  2. Robin, Catherine: Entente de prix sur le marché néerlandais de la bière, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2013 nº 35 p.27 (FR)
  3. Barbier de la Serre, Eric: Incidents de procédure et niveau des amendes, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2013 nº 35 p.94 (FR)
  4. Appeldoorn, J.F.: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 2013 p.502-504 (NL)



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
  • Action for damages
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Appeals : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility

Formation of the Court

septième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Silva de Lapuerta

Advocate General

Jääskinen

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

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