The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected the appeal filed by Danone by which the French group sought to reduce the fine that was imposed on it for participating in a cartel. A fine of EUR 44 million was imposed on Danone by the European Commission for participating in a cartel on the Belgian beer market. Danone was held responsible both for its own participation in the cartel and for the participation of one of its subsidiaries, Alken-Maes. The third cartel member was Interbrew, the largest Belgian beer supplier. The case was subsequently brought to the Court of First Instance (CFI), which reduced the fine to EUR 42.4 million. Upon Danone’s appeal to the highest European Court, the ECJ confirmed the CFI’s ruling and also the wide discretion of the Commission in assessing elements such as the gravity of an infringement in cartel cases.