Case C- 586/12 P Koninklijke Wegenbouw Stevin v Commission (Dutch bitumen cartel) [Archived]
Case C- 586/12 P Koninklijke Wegenbouw Stevin v Commission (Dutch bitumen cartel) [Archived]

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  • Case C- 586/12 P Koninklijke Wegenbouw Stevin v Commission (Dutch bitumen cartel) [Archived]

Case C- 586/12 P Koninklijke Wegenbouw Stevin v Commission (Dutch bitumen cartel) [Archived]

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OutlineAppeal brought against the judgment of the General Court upholding the Commission decision of 13 September 2006 as it relates to Koninklijke Wegenbouw Stevin (KWS)'s participation in a price-fixing cartel for road pavement bitumen ('Dutch bitumen cartel') and the additional uplifts to the individual fine imposed on KWS for its alleged role as an instigator. 19/12/2013Court of Justice issues judgment
PartiesAppellant: Koninklijke Wegenbouw Stevin BV
Other party: European Commission
13/12/2012Appeal lodged
Background• On 13 September 2006, the Commission imposed fines totalling €266.717m on 14 companies (eight suppliers and six purchasers active in the supply and purchase of road bitumen) in The Netherlands for their participation in a price-fixing cartel from 1994 to 2002.
• Shell received the largest individual fine (€108m) but has been one of only two cartel members (the other being Ballast Nedam Infra) successful in having its fine reduced on appeal before the General Court (ie a reduction in fine of €27m on 27 September 2012).
• From at least 1994 to 2002, Dutch bitumen suppliers met with the six biggest road
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