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Rubycon asks EU court to extend its 'partial immunity' in capacitors cartel

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 21 Oct 2020 09:55
  • 21 Oct 2020 09:55
Japan's Rubycon appeared before the EU's lower-tier court today seeking to challenge a fine of 28.4 million euros ($34 million today) imposed on it for participating in a cartel relating to electrolytic capacitors. 
The electronics manufacturer told the EU's General Court it was entitled to greater leniency for having revealed to the

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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