Case C- 607/18 NKT Verwaltung and NKT v Commission (power cables cartel) [Archived]
Case C- 607/18 NKT Verwaltung and NKT v Commission (power cables cartel) [Archived]

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Case C- 607/18 NKT Verwaltung and NKT v Commission (power cables cartel) [Archived]

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OutlineCase C- 607/18 NKT Verwaltung and NKT v Commission—appeal to the Court of Justice against the General Court’s judgment in Case T- 447/14 which dismissed an action for annulment of the Commission's decision in the high-voltage power cables cartel (AT.39610).

Latest development On 14 May 2020, the Court of Justice delivered its judgement in which it partially upheld the appeal.

The Court of Justice found that the General Court had erred in: (i) rejecting an argument relating to breach of NKT's rights of defence; (ii) finding that the Commission had established that NKT was aware of, or could reasonably have foreseen, the aspect of the cartel concerning a collective refusal to supply accessories and technical assistance to competitors not participating in the cartel; and (iii) finding that NKT had participated in another aspect of the cartel (allocation of underground power cable projects in the EEA) prior to 21 November 2002.

The Court of Justice dismissed the reminder of the appeal. In particular, the General Court had not erred in holding that NKT had participated in
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