Statement of Objections access to file
Statement of Objections: Information on access to file
The cover letter sending the SO should mention that the parties have a right to access to the file 1 and the arrangements proposed for that (see detailed description in the Module Access to File).
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In the cover letter the parties are informed that if they want to have access to the file, they have to make a written request within 5 working days after receipt of the SO, in order to: – collect the CD-ROM/DVD at DG COMP premises or receive the CD-ROM/DVD by registered letter with receipt of delivery and/or – have access to corporate statements in case of leniency cases.
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The cover letter should also mention that pursuant to Article 15(4) of Regulation 773/2004, “documents obtained through access to the file pursuant to this Article shall only be used for the purposes of judicial or administrative proceedings for the application of Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty”.
- Information about Statement of Objections access to file in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)
[Note 1] Article 15(1) of Regulation 733/2004 and paras. 26 and 27 of the Notice on access to file.
- Information about Statement of Objections access to file in “An Introduction to EU Competition Law”, Moritz Lorenz (Cambridge University Press)