Case T- 325/16 České dráhy v Commission (Falcon) (dawn raids) [Archived]
Case T- 325/16 České dráhy v Commission (Falcon) (dawn raids) [Archived]

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  • Case T- 325/16 České dráhy v Commission (Falcon) (dawn raids) [Archived]
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CASE HUB (NOTE—appeal lodged before the Court of Justice in Case C- 538/18)

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 20 June 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court of the European Commission’s decision ordering inspections under Article 20 of Regulation 1/2003 in relation to the so-called Falcon investigation (AT.40156).

Latest development On 20 June 2018, the General Court issued its judgment, in which it partially annulled the Commission’s investigation as far as it related to routes other than between Prague and Ostrava and alleged breaches of Article 102 TFEU other than predatory pricing; the remainder of the decision (in relation to alleged predatory pricing on the route between Prague and Ostrava) was upheld.  In particular, the General Court repeated the principle that a decision ordering an inspection must contain sufficiently serious indications of an alleged breach of EU competition law; the Falcon decision did not contain such indications, with the exception of alleged predatory pricing on the route between Prague and Ostrava.  

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