Case T- 30/10 Reagens v Commission (Heat stabilisers cartel) [Archived]
Case T- 30/10 Reagens v Commission (Heat stabilisers cartel) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 14 May 2014; it is no longer maintained.

Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court seeking annulment and/or a reduction in fine regarding the Commission's decision of 11 November 2009 finding infringements of Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 EEA and imposing a fine of €10.8m in relation to Reagens SpA's alleged participation in EEA-wide cartels concerning the market for tin and ESBO/esters heat stabilisers ('Heat stabilisers cartel').

This matter raises (amongst other things) issues regarding the Commission adducing evidence capable of demonstrating, to the requisite legal standard, the existence of circumstances constituting an infringement.

Parties Applicants: Reagens SpA (Reagens)

Defendant: European Commission

Reagens is an Italian company and the ultimate parent company of an international group engaged in the production and sales of tin stabilisers for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and which purchases epoxidised soybean oil and esters for resale.

Background Following an application for immunity lodged by Chemtura in November 2002 under the 2002 Leniency Notice, unannounced inspections were carried out by the Commission in February