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CJEU Case C-601/18 / Judgment

Prysmian SpA and Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi Srl v European Commission.

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Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Appeal – Competition – Cartels – European market for submarine and underground power cables – Market allocation in connection with projects – Single and continuous infringement – Succession of legal entities – Attributability of unlawful conduct – Principle of equal treatment – Distortion of evidence – Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 – Article 20 – European Commission’s powers of inspection in cartel proceedings – Power to copy data without a prior examination and to examine the data subsequently at the Commission’s premises – Fines.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Second Chamber) hereby:

  1. Dismisses the appeal;
  2. Declares that Prysmian SpA and Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi Srl shall bear their own costs and orders them to pay those incurred by the European Commission;
  3. Orders Pirelli & C. SpA to bear its own costs.