Case T- 274/15 Alcogroup and Alcodis v Commission (dawn raids) [Archived]
Case T- 274/15 Alcogroup and Alcodis v Commission (dawn raids) [Archived]

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CASE HUB (NOTE—appeal lodged before the Court of Justice in Case C- 403/18 P (in relation to main appeal); appeal also lodged before the Court of Justice in Case C- 386/15 (in relation to the General Court’s order made on 16/06/2015))

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 10 April 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court brought by Alcogroup and Alcodis of two Commission decisions dated 12 March 2015 and 8 May 2015. The former concerned the manner in which Commission inspectors had carried out dawn raids out on 24 March 2015 in relation to AT.40244, namely that legally privileged correspondence had been unlawfully analysed and seized. The latter concerned the Commission’s letter rejecting the applicants’ request to suspend any investigative act concerning them in AT.40054 and AT.40244.

Outcome On 10 April 2018, the General Court issued its judgment in which it dismissed the action in its entirety. The General Court ruled, amongst other things, that (i) the violations alleged by the applicants’ did not stem directly from the lack of safeguards taken