Case T- 46/10 Faci v Commission (Heat stabilisers cartel) [Archived]
Case T- 46/10 Faci v Commission (Heat stabilisers cartel) [Archived]

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Case facts

ARCHIVE—20/03/2014

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 in relation to Faci's participation in EEA-wide cartels concerning the market for tin and ESBO/esters heat stabilisers.

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: Faci SpA (Faci)

Defendant: European Commission

Faci is an Italian company (with a presence in the UK and Spain) which manufactures and sells, amongst other things, epoxidised soybean oil and esters.

Background On 11 November 2009, the Commission imposed total fines of €173.86m on 24 companies (from ten different corporate groups) for their alleged participation in EEA-wide cartels concerning the market for tin and ESBO/esters heat stabilisers between 1987 and 2000 (for tin stabilisers) and 1991 and 2000 (for