EU Court Backs Fine Against Co. That Aided Cartel

Law360, New York (July 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Court of First Instance on Tuesday upheld the European Commission's finding that Zurich-based consulting company AC-Treuhand AG violated competition laws when it participated in an organic peroxide cartel.

In March 2004, AC-Treuhand AG challenged the European Commission's decision to fine it €1,000 ($1,566) for helping to orchestrate the cartel between 1993 and 1999.

The Court of First Instance said Tuesday that it would not annul the commission's decision because it found that AC-Treuhand had provided services and infrastructure to producers of organic peroxide that...
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