Judgment of the General Court in CDC Hydrogene Peroxide SA v Commission

The General Court has annulled a European Commission decision denying a damages claimant access to the index of a cartel case file. The judgment interprets and applies narrowly the exceptions to the right of public access to the Commission’s documents. Although the judgment concerned the index to a Commission file, it may provide an indication as to how the General Court could balance conflicting interests in future cases involving documents listed on such indices.

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