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CJEU Case C-606/18 P / Judgment

Nexans France and Nexans v European Commission

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Second Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
16/07/2020
ECLI:
ECLI:EU:C:2020:571

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — Competition — Cartels — European market for submarine and underground power cables — Market allocation in connection with projects — 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 — Unlimited jurisdiction.

Outcome of the case:

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

  1. Dismisses the appeal;
  2. Orders Nexans France SAS and Nexans SA to pay the costs.