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Case T-55/21: Judgment of the General Court of 20 December 2023 — Stadtwerke Leipzig v Commission (Competition — Concentrations — German electricity and gas markets — Decision declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market — Obligation to state reasons — Concept of ‘single concentration’ — Right to effective judicial protection — Right to be heard — Definition of the market — Period of analysis — Assessment of the effects of the transaction on competition — Manifest errors of assessment — Undertakings — Duty of diligence)

OJ C, C/2024/1680, 4.3.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/1680/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/1680/oj

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C/2024/1680

4.3.2024

Judgment of the General Court of 20 December 2023 — Stadtwerke Leipzig v Commission

(Case T-55/21) (1)

(Competition - Concentrations - German electricity and gas markets - Decision declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market - Obligation to state reasons - Concept of ‘single concentration’ - Right to effective judicial protection - Right to be heard - Definition of the market - Period of analysis - Assessment of the effects of the transaction on competition - Manifest errors of assessment - Undertakings - Duty of diligence)

(C/2024/1680)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH (Leipzig, Germany) (represented by: I. Zenke and T. Heymann, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: G. Meessen and J. Szczodrowski, acting as Agents, and T. Funke and A. Dlouhy, lawyers)

Interveners in support of the defendant: E.ON SE (Essen, Germany) (represented by: C. Grave, C. Barth and D.-J. dos Santos Goncalves, lawyers), RWE AG (Essen) (represented by: U. Scholz, J. Ziebarth and J. Siegmund, lawyers)

Re:

By its action under Article 263 TFEU, the applicant seeks the annulment of Commission Decision C(2019) 6530 final of 17 September 2019 declaring a concentration to be compatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement (Case M.8870 — E.ON/Innogy).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission, E.ON SE and RWE AG.


(1)   OJ C 138, 19.4.2021.


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/1680/oj

ISSN 1977-091X (electronic edition)


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