CJEU - Joined cases C 628/10 P and C 14/11 P / Judgment Alliance One International Inc. and Others v European Commission and Others

Key facts of the case:
  1. By their appeal (C‑628/10 P) Alliance One International Inc. (‘AOI’), formerly Standard Commercial Corp. (‘SCC’), and Standard Commercial Tobacco Co. Inc. (‘SCTC’) seek to have set aside the judgment of 27 October 2010 in Case T‑24/05 Alliance One International and Others v Commission [2010] ECR II‑0000 (‘the judgment under appeal’), whereby the General Court of the European Union dismissed their action for the annulment of Commission Decision C(2004) 4030 final of 20 October 2004 relating to a proceeding under Article 81(1) [EC] (Case COMP/C.38.238/B.2 − Raw tobacco – Spain) (‘the contested decision’) and, further, the annulment of that decision, in so far as it relates to them, and reduction of the fine imposed on them by that decision. 
  2. By its appeal (C‑14/11 P) the European Commission seeks to have set aside the judgment under appeal to the extent that it annulled the contested decision in so far as it relates to Trans-Continental Leaf Tobacco Corp. Ltd (‘TCLT’) and, further, dismissal of the action brought by TCLT before the General Court.
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
 
The Court dismissed the appeals.