The EU Court of Justice issues landmark judgment on legal treatment of fidelity rebates granted by dominant companies (Intel)

On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) issued its long-awaited judgment in the Intel case (Case C-413/14 P), setting aside the General Court’s (“GC”) judgment. The GC must now re-assess the legality of the Commission’s decision in light of the ECJ’s ruling. Intel was supported by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) represented by Van Bael & Bellis partners Jean-François Bellis and Tim Kasten. With respect to delity rebates, the ECJ concluded that existing case-law (in particular Case 85/76, Ho mann-La Roche) needed clari cation, and that, where an undertaking submits evidence during the administrative procedure that

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Tim Kasten, The EU Court of Justice issues landmark judgment on legal treatment of fidelity rebates granted by dominant companies (Intel), 6 September 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2017, Art. N° 84913

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