Case T- 621/16 České dráhy v Commission (Twins) (dawn raids) [Archived]

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Case T- 621/16 České dráhy v Commission (Twins) (dawn raids) [Archived]

CASE HUB (NOTE—appeal lodged before the Court of Justice in Case C- 539/18)

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 26 September 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineCase T- 621/16 České dráhy v Commission (Twins)—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 Twins investigation (AT.40401).

Latest developmentOn 20 June 2018, the General Court issued its judgment, in which it dismissed an action for the annulment of the Commission’s decision ordering dawn raids..  

PartiesApplicant:České dráhy (CD), the main railway operator in the Czech Republic.

Defendant: European Commission

BackgroundThe Commission’s ongoing investigation in Twins (AT.40401) is in relation to alleged breaches of Article 101 TFEU in relation to agreements or concerted practices aimed at excluding competing rail passenger transport providers from the market, in particular in relation to the sale of used rolling stock to competitors and/or restricting competitors’ access to rolling stock in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The investigation was launched following dawn raids carried out by the Commission in the Falcon investigation (AT.40156) (in Case T- 325/16 České dráhy v Commission (Falcon) (dawn raids) the General

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