The Swedish Court of Appeal endorses the EU Court of Justice’s finding of abuse of dominance in margin squeeze case (TeliaSonera)

I. Introduction On the 17 of February 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union released its preliminary ruling in Case C-52/09 Konkurrensverket v TeliaSonera [1]. At the origin of this litigation we could find an application for summons issued by Konkurrensverket on 21 December 2004. After almost 10 years the litigants have received the final judgment on the 12 of April 2013 [2], where at appeal Marknadsdomstolen has decided to uphold partly the findings of the first instance. The newer form of infringement, margin squeeze, is maintained, though the circumstances have been interpreted differently, both the period and the market parts, where the infringement has been found being reduced. As a consequence the fine is also diminished from SEK 144 million to 35 million. The

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Emanuela Matei, The Swedish Court of Appeal endorses the EU Court of Justice’s finding of abuse of dominance in margin squeeze case (TeliaSonera), 12 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 52237

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