Last week’s ruling on limits to the European
Commission’s (EC) information requests within
competition investigations will provide a boost to companies
operating under its demanding antitrust regime.
On March 10 the Court of Justice of the European
Union’s (CJEU) held that the reasons contained in
the EC's information requests to cement companies from 2010
onwards was "excessively brief, vague and generic".
Perhaps most importantly, the Commission was criticised for
its failure to state the reasons for information requests and
the short timelines given to companies to respond. The ruling
will be welcomed by...