Case T- 250/12 Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción v Commission (Sodium chlorate cartel) [Archived]
Case T- 250/12 Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción v Commission (Sodium chlorate cartel) [Archived]

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  • Case T- 250/12 Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción v Commission (Sodium chlorate cartel) [Archived]
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CASE HUB

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 6 October 2015; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court seeking annulment of the fine imposed regarding the Commission's decision of (as amended) finding infringements of Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 EEA Agreement and imposing a fine of €4.231m on Uralita (jointly and severally with Aragonesas) for its alleged participation in cartel for the supply of sodium chlorate ('Sodium chloride cartel').

On 6 October 2015, the General Court dismissed the action in its entirety.

This matter focuses, amongst other things, on the application of the limitation period for imposing fines for antitrust infringements (particularly in the context of a 'single and continuous infringement' and where an amended infringement decision is adopted).

Parties Applicant: Uralita SA (Uralita and now Corporación Empresarial de Materiales de Construcción—hereafter CEMC)

Defendant: European Commission

CEMC (formerly Uralita) is a Spanish public limited company. In 1992 it created Aragonesas Industrias y Energía SA (Aragonesas). Until 1994, it held 100% of the shares of Aragonesas. In December 1994 it transferred the entire chemical business of Aragonesas to a holding company