November 28
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Emilija Berzanskaite
28th October 2021
Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Court of Justice annuls General Court’s judgment concerning OLAF’s investigations in Vialto’s public contract on grounds of non-observance of right to be heard 

In todays’ judgment in Vialto Consulting v Commission (C-650/19 P), the Court of Justice annulled the General Court’s judgment in Vialto Consulting v Commission (T‑617/17), which dismissed Vialto’s action for alleged damages suffered by the acts of the Commission and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), concluding that the appellant’s right to be heard was not observed.

Vialto Consulting Kft., as part of a consortium with four other companies, signed a contract with the Turkish contracting authority (‘CFCU’) following an open tender for the provision of external quality control services, financed by the EU. Subsequently, OLAF carried out checks and inspections at the premises of Vialto (‘on-the-spot check’) on account of suspect


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