Case C- 606/18 P Nexans France SAS and Nexans SA v Commission (power cables cartel) [Archived]

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Case C- 606/18 P Nexans France SAS and Nexans SA v Commission (power cables cartel) [Archived]

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OutlineCase C- 606/18 P Nexans France SAS and Nexans SA v Commission—appeal to the Court of Justice against the General Court’s judgment in Case T- 449/14 which dismissed an action for annulment of the Commission's decision in the high-voltage power cables cartel (AT.39610).

Latest development On 16 July 2020 the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in which it dismissed the appeal in its entirety (closely following the opinion of General Kokott). The Court of Justice held that the General Court was correct to conclude that there was no error of law in relation to either the way the Commission conducted the dawn raid and the calculation of the fine.

PartiesAppellant:

• Nexans France SAS and Nexans SA (together, Nexans). Nexans is a French based company that manufacturers electrical components. It offers a wide range of cables and cabling systems for the building industry, power systems, telecommunications, nuclear sector, turnkey projects and petrochemical networks.

Defendant:

• European Commission (the Commission)

Market(s)Underground and submarine high-voltage power cables. These cables are typically used to connect electrical generation capacity to the electricity grid or

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