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Thermal Systems

Related Lawyers: Anthony Maton, Andrew Bullion, Laurent Geelhand, Anna Morfey, Tom Bolster, Amandine Gueret, Charles Laporte-Bisquit
Related Practice Areas: Competition Litigation

In July 2012, the European Commission (“EC”) announced that EC officials had undertaken unannounced inspections at the premises of companies who are active in the thermal systems and related products industry in Europe.

The Cartel

Thermal systems are air conditioning and engine cooling products sold to car manufacturers.

The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the relevant national competition authority. This inspection is part of a wider ongoing investigation that the Commission is carrying out into alleged cartels in the car parts sector.

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