Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 16 November 2011.

Kendrion NV v European Commission.

Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Plastic industrial bags sector - Decision finding an infringement of Article 81 EC - Economic entity - Joint and several liability - Proportionality - Equal treatment - Fines - Maximum limit of 10% of turnover - Real ability to pay.

Case T-54/06.



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
09/12/2011 Kendrion v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2011:667
16/11/2011 Kendrion v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2011:667
16/11/2011 Kendrion v Commission
Application (OJ)
22/04/2006 Kendrion v Commission
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Reports of Cases

2011 II-00393*

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Subject-matter

Annulment of Commission Decision C(2005) 4634 of 30 November 2005 relating to a proceeding pursuant to Article 81 of the EC Treaty (Case COMP/F/38.354 – Industrial bags) concerning a cartel relating to the fixing of prices and sales quotas by geographical area, the sharing of orders from major clients, the organisation of concerted bidding for certain invitations to tender and the implementation of mechanisms for the exchange of information on sales volumes in the industrial plastic bag market, and annulment or reduction of the fine imposed on the applicant

Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
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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 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
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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

  • 22/02/2006

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

16/11/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 96 from 22.04.2006, p.20

Judgment: OJ C 6 from 07.01.2012, p.9

Name of the parties

Kendrion v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Cartels, preuve de la participation et groupe de sociétés, Europe 2012 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.34 (FR)
  2. Debroux, Michel: Échange d’informations : Le Tribunal de l’UE confirme largement la décision de la Commission dans le cartel des sacs industriels en plastique, mais annule celle-ci pour l’un des participants et réduit l’amende imposée à un autre de ceux-ci (Packaging, Kendrion, RKW, Low & Bonar, Stempher, Groupe Gascogne, Plasticos Españoles, Armando Álvarez, Sachsa Verpackung c/ Commission), Concurrences : revue des droits de la concurrence 2012 nº 1 p.96 (FR)
  3. Bernardeau, Ludovic: Like mother, like daughter, (sauf) en droit de la concurrence ?, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2015 nº 42 p.74-82 (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 substantive grounds
  • Appeal brought against a sanction : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Appeal brought against a sanction : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

van der Woude

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

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