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The Court of Justice rules on the application of the non bis in idem principle in the event of a duplication of proceedings and penalties under sectoral rules and competition law

On 22 March 2022, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its answers to the two preliminary questions referred to it by the Brussels Court of Appeal on the interpretation of the non bis in idem principle (case C-117/20). In its questions, the referring court asked, in essence, whether this principle precludes a national competition authority to prosecute and sanction an undertaking where, on the same facts, that undertaking has already been the subject of a final decision following proceedings relating to an infringement of sectoral rules. Read more…