The EU General Court establishes the responsibility of a dominant undertaking to prevent the margin squeeze within the limits imposed by ex-ante regulation (Telefónica)

Ex ante and ex post regulation following Telefónica* Hats off to Spain for having the nerve to suggest that it might have been a better target for the Commission’s attention than Telefónica, the former monopoly telecoms provider recently fined over €150 million for committing a margin squeeze in the Spanish broadband market (see case T-398/07 Kingdom of Spain v Commission) [1]. The case is the latest in a line which tests the boundary between ex ante regulation (obligations imposed on particular undertakings by national regulatory bodies) and ex post

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Tristan Jones, The EU General Court establishes the responsibility of a dominant undertaking to prevent the margin squeeze within the limits imposed by ex-ante regulation (Telefónica), 29 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 57436

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