Official Journal of the European Union

C 414/33

Judgment of the General Court of 5 October 2020 — HeidelbergCement and Schwenk Zement v Commission

(Case T-380/17) (1)

(Competition - Concentrations - Market for grey cement in Croatia - Decision declaring the concentration incompatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement - Undertakings concerned - Relevant market - Substantial part of the internal market - Assessment of the effects of the transaction on competition - Commitments - Rights of the defence - Partial referral to the national authorities)

(2020/C 414/52)

Language of the case: English


Applicants: HeidelbergCement AG (Heidelberg, Germany) and Schwenk Zement KG (Ulm, Germany) (represented by: U. Denzel, C. von Köckritz, P. Pichler, U. Soltész, M. Raible and G. Wecker, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: A. Dawes, H. Leupold and T. Vecchi, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the applicants: Duna-Dráva Cement Kft. (Vác, Hungary) (represented by: C. Bán and Á. Papp, lawyers)


Application based on Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Commission decision C(2017) 1650 final of 5 April 2017 declaring a concentration incompatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement (Case M.7878 — HeidelbergCement/Schwenk/Cemex Hungary/Cemex Croatia).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders HeidelbergCement AG and Schwenk Zement KG to bear their own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission;


Orders Duna-Dráva Cement Kft. to bear its own costs relating to the application to intervene.

(1)  OJ C 249, 31.7.2017.