CJEU - C 109/10 P / Judgment Solvay SA v Commission

Key facts of the case:
 
By its appeal, Solvay SA (‘Solvay’) seeks to have set aside the judgment in Case T‑57/01 Solvay v Commission [2009] ECR II‑4621 (‘the judgment under appeal’), by which the General Court of the European Union dismissed the action brought by Solvay for annulment of Commission Decision 2003/6/EC of 13 December 2000 relating to a proceeding pursuant to Article 82 of the EC Treaty (COMP/33.133-C: Soda-ash – Solvay) (OJ 2003 L 10, p. 10; ‘the contested decision’) and, in the alternative, annulment or reduction of the fine imposed on it.
 
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
 
The Court (Grand Chamber) hereby:
  1. Sets aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 17 December 2009 in Case T‑57/01 Solvay v Commission;
  2. Annuls Commission Decision 2003/6/EC of 13 December 2000 relating to a proceeding pursuant to Article 82 of the EC Treaty (COMP/33.133-C: Soda-ash – Solvay);
  3. Orders the European Commission to pay the costs at first instance and on appeal.