Italian Competition Authority Finds Abusive Conduct in Withholding Data and Internal Communications Praising Company Strategy

By on August 4, 2011

by Veronica Pinotti, Martino Sforza and Christoph Voelk

On 5 July 2011, the Italian Competition Authority imposed fines of €5.1 million on a multinational crop protection company for having abused its dominant position on the market for fosetyl-based systemic fungicides in breach of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.  In addition, the Authority issued an injunction restraining the company from such conduct in the future. 

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