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Document C2007/199/70

Case T-170/06: Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 11 July 2007 — Alrosa v Commission (Competition — Abuse of a dominant position — World market for the production and supply of rough diamonds — Decision making binding the commitments proposed by the undertaking in a dominant position — Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 — Principle of proportionality — Contractual freedom — Right to be heard)

OJ C 199, 25.8.2007, p. 37–37 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

25.8.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 199/37


Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 11 July 2007 — Alrosa v Commission

(Case T-170/06) (1)

(Competition - Abuse of a dominant position - World market for the production and supply of rough diamonds - Decision making binding the commitments proposed by the undertaking in a dominant position - Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 - Principle of proportionality - Contractual freedom - Right to be heard)

(2007/C 199/70)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Alrosa Company Ltd (Mirny, Russia) (represented by: R. Subiotto, S. Mobley and K. Jones, lawyers)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: F. Castillo de la Torre, A. Whelan and R. Sauer, Agents)

Re:

Annulment of Commission Decision 2006/520/EC of 22 February 2006 relating to a proceeding pursuant to Article 82 [EC] and Article 54 of the EEA Agreement (Case COMP/B-2/38.381 — De Beers) (OJ 2006 L 205, p. 24) making binding the commitments given by De Beers to bring to an end its purchases of rough diamonds from Alrosa with effect from 2009, after a period of progressive reduction of the amounts purchased by it from 2006 to 2008, and bringing the proceedings to an end in accordance with Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 [EC] and 82 [EC] (OJ 2003 L 1, p. 1).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls Commission Decision 2006/520/EC of 22 February 2006 relating to a proceeding pursuant to Article 82 [EC] and Article 54 of the EEA Agreement (Case COMP/B-2/38.381 — De Beers);

2.

Orders the Commission to pay its own costs and those incurred by Alrosa Company Ltd.


(1)  OJ C 212, 2.9.2006.


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