The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

EU: IP & Antitrust

On 11 September 2014, the day of the oral hearing in Huawei v ZTE,1 the CJEU courtroom in Luxembourg was packed with a who's who of competition lawyers from around Europe to attend the hearing in a case that may easily be considered one of the most important of recent years in the IP/antitrust field. The preceding opinion by Advocate General Wathelet had already changed the trajectory of case law and found early adopters in the judges of the member states, in particular Germany.2

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