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CJEU Case C-606/18 P / Opinion

Nexans France and Nexans v European Commission

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

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 the basis of the above considerations, I propose that the Court should:

  • Dismiss the appeal.
  • Order Nexans France SAS and Nexans SA to pay the costs of the proceedings jointly and severally with the exception of the costs which arise in connection with the fourth ground of appeal. All parties are to bear their own costs in relation to that ground of appeal.