Release of confidential cartel information by European Commission to English High Court suspended

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On 29 November 2012, the EU General Court issued a provisional order suspending the European Commission’s decision to communicate to the High Court of England and Wales a copy of Alstom’s reply to the statement of objections in the gas insulated switchgear cartel. The statement of objections, which contained confidential business secrets, had been requested by the High Court in the context of a follow-on damages claim brought by National Grid, one of Alstom’s former customers.

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