The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018

European Union: 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 and beyond to attend the hearing in a landmark case expected to shape the Union's competition laws for many years. The stage had been set by Advocate General Wathelet's bold advisory opinion, which had already changed the trajectory of case law in the member states and found keen adopters especially among German judges.2

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