Organisation: European Commission

EU to publish new exclusionary abuse guidelines

The European Commission is set to publish new guidelines on its approach to exclusionary conduct cases, but has already updated an old policy paper that clarifies it does not need to rely on the as-efficient competitor test in certain matters.

27 March 2023

DG Comp official confirms likelihood of private DMA enforcement

Some provisions of the EU’s Digital Markets Act will be directly enforceable in national courts both in standalone and follow-on claims, although future litigation will clarify the scope of that private enforcement, a European Commission official has said.

22 March 2023

EU raids Red Bull

The European Commission has raided Red Bull as part of an investigation into possible anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance.

21 March 2023

Vestager: more state aid tax probes incoming

The European Commission plans to launch new investigations into apparently unfair tax deals between member states and powerful companies, despite recent court rulings going against the enforcer, Margrethe Vestager has said.

20 March 2023

Orange acquisition wins conditional EU approval

The European Commission has cleared Orange’s €1.8 billion acquisition of Belgian rivals Voo and Brutélé subject to the buyer giving the country’s largest cable broadband provider access to two of its internet services networks for the next decade.

20 March 2023

ECJ sides with commission in airline slot dispute

The EU’s highest court has confirmed a General Court ruling that found the European Commission was right to grant Delta Air Lines grandfathering rights over certain take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport.

16 March 2023

EU doubles down on Amazon tax claims as it seeks to revive state aid fiscal policy

An internal restructuring that fundamentally reorganised Amazon’s global business was solely intended to help the technology company avoid paying tax on certain profits, the European Commission has told the EU’s highest court.

16 March 2023

EU wrongly imposed “arbitrary” predatory pricing fine, Qualcomm argues

The European Commission’s predatory pricing decision against Qualcomm has created an “environment of legal uncertainty”, the chipmaker has argued in its appeal against a sanction that it claims is equivalent to those levied against hardcore cartels.

15 March 2023

Qualcomm “attacked” rival to implement foreclosure strategy, EU says

Qualcomm “acted like a typical predator” and “attacked when it mattered” to shut-out competition from a rival chipmaker, the European Commission has said as it defends its €242 million predatory pricing fine on the company.

14 March 2023

Trucks cartelists defeat first follow-on claim in Norway

The Oslo District Court has rejected the Norwegian postal operator’s bid for €79.5 million in damages from members of the EU trucks cartel because the claimant failed to present a counterfactual analysis, marking the country's first full-merits judgment relating to the cartel.

14 March 2023

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