Case T- 466/17 Printeos and Others v Commission (envelopes) [Archived]
Case T- 466/17 Printeos and Others v Commission (envelopes) [Archived]

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Case facts

OutlineAppeal to the General Court of the European Commission’s re-adopted decision against Printeos and Tompla (following the annulment of its original decision by the General Court) finding infringements and imposing fines in relation to their participation in a cartel in the market for paper envelopes (AT.39780).

Latest developmentsOn 24 September 2019, the General Court issued its judgment in which it dismissed the appeal to annul the re-imposed fine. However, the General Court ordered the Commission to pay the costs of the litigation due to the careless way in which it had composed its decision.

PartiesApplicants:
• Printeos, SA and Printeos Cartera Industrial, SL (together, Printeos)
• Tompla Scandinavia AB, Tompla France and Tompla Druckerzeugnisse Vertriebs GmbH (together, Tompla)

Defendant:
• European Commission

BackgroundBackground

The Commission carried out dawn raids in September 2010. Following this, three of the undertakings under investigation applied for leniency.

The Commission formally launched its investigation in December 2013.

The undertakings approached the Commission with a view to settling, with settlement discussions taking place throughout 2014, with the Commission then issuing a statement of objections in November 2014.

Commission’s 2014 decision

On 11 December 2014, the Commission announced it had fined Bong,
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