On behalf of the team

On 2 February 2022, the Court of First Instance dismissed Scania‘s appeal against the European Commission‘s decision concerning the truck cartel.[1]General Court of the European Union, 2 February 2022, case T-799/17 (Scania v Commission), see also press release no. 20/22, 2 February 2022. On 27 September 2017, the European Commission had taken a decision in which it established that Scania was part of the truck cartel for medium and heavy trucks within the EEA from January 1997 to January 2011 and in which it imposed a fine of EUR 880.52 million on Scania for this. The Commission had already imposed a fine on other cartelists on 19 July 2016 following a settlement. Because Scania did not want to participate in the settlement, the Commission reached a separate decision in 2017. Scania appealed against this and argued that it had not concluded an agreement with other manufacturers with regard to pricing, and that it had also not colluded to delay the introduction of new emission standards. The Court of First Instance confirmed the European Commission’s findings. Scania appealed this decision to the Court of Justice on 8 April 2022.