EU Cartel Analysis - 2016 Update

EU Cartel Analysis: Inability to pay

27 October 2015

[The European Commission may “in exceptional cases...take account of a company’s inability to pay in a specific social and economic context provided that the fine would irretrievably jeopardise the economic viability of the undertaking concerned and cause its assets to lose all their value.” - point 35 of DG Comp’s 2006 Fining Guidelines]