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Case T-24/07: Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 1 July 2009 — ThyssenKrupp Stainless v Commission (Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Stainless steel flat products — Decision finding an infringement of Article 65 CS after expiry of the ECSC Treaty, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 — Alloy surcharge — Powers of the Commission — Imputability of the unlawful conduct — Res judicata — Rights of the defence — Access to the file — Limitation period — Principle of non bis in idem — Cooperation during the administrative procedure)

OJ C 193, 15.8.2009, p. 18–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

15.8.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 193/18


Judgment of the Court of First Instance of 1 July 2009 — ThyssenKrupp Stainless v Commission

(Case T-24/07) (1)

(Competition - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices - Stainless steel flat products - Decision finding an infringement of Article 65 CS after expiry of the ECSC Treaty, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 - Alloy surcharge - Powers of the Commission - Imputability of the unlawful conduct - Res judicata - Rights of the defence - Access to the file - Limitation period - Principle of non bis in idem - Cooperation during the administrative procedure)

2009/C 193/26

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG (Duisburg, Germany) (represented by: M. Klusmann and S. Thomas, lawyers)

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

Re:

Application for annulment, in whole or in part, of the Commission’s decision of 20 December 2006 relating to a proceeding under Article 65 [CS] (Case No COMP/F/39.234 — Alloy surcharge — readoption) and, in the alternative, an application for reduction of the fine imposed on ThyssenKrupp Stainless by that decision.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders ThyssenKrupp Stainless AG to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 82, 14.4.2007.


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