General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)

Marc van der Woude

General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)

Marc van der Woude is President of the General Court since September 2019. He is a judge at the General Court since 13 September 2010. He also was a professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam from 2000 and is the author of numerous publications. He was a member of the Legal Service of the Commission of the European Communities (1993-95), a member of the Legal Service of the Commission of the European Communities (1993-95) a Policy Coordinator in the Directorate-General for Competition of the Commission of the European Communities (1992-93) and a rapporteur in the Directorate-General for Competition of the Commission of the European Communities (1987-89). He obtained his law degree from the University of Groningen in 1983 and then studied at the College of Europe from 1983 to 1984.

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Marc van der Woude The metamorphosis of competition law


Competition law has undergone a transformation over the past forty years. It is no longer a little-known discipline reserved for a relatively small circle of legal experts but is now a discipline in its own right, exercised throughout the world and bringing together thousands of practitioners. (...)

Marc van der Woude Opening (New Frontiers of Antitrust - Paris, 26 June 2017)


In 2015 the legislator decided that the number of judges at the General Court be doubled in three successive steps so as to allow it to face its increasing workload and to rule within a reasonable delay. This contribution briefly explains which measures the General Court adopted to implement (...)

Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, Denis Waelbroeck, Eric Morgan de Rivery, Filippo Amato, Jacques Bourgeois, Leonardo Armati, Marc van der Woude, Massimo Merola, Matthew Levitt, Tarik Hennen Towards an optimal enforcement of competition rules in Europe: Time for a Review of Regulation 1/2003?


The Fifth annual conference of the Global Competition Law Centre, held in Brussels on 11-12 June 2009, was dedicated to the Commission’s review of EC Regulation 1/2003. These contributions are the summaries of six work groups: I) The directly applicable exception system and the direct (...)

Marc van der Woude Pharmaceutical products: The CFI annuls the European Commission decision rejecting a request for a negative clearance and exemption for a dual pricing system based on the destination of pharmaceutical products (GlaxoSmithKline Services)


IFC, 27 September 2006, GlaxoSmithKline Services, Case T-168/01 The debate: restriction by object or effect Since the end of the nineties and in particular since the adoption of Regulation 2790/1999 on vertical restraints, the Commission has been advocating a more economic analysis of (...)

Marc van der Woude Relevant market: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the French Competition Council decision fining information exchange between six palace hotels (Hôtel Le Bristol)


CA Paris, 1st ch. H, 26 September 2006, Hôtel Le Bristol and others.against Cons. conc., Dec. no. 05-D-64 a so-called Parisian palace affair Do economic actors always act rationally? This question is implicit in the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the exchange of information between six Parisian (...)

Marc van der Woude Antidoping rules: The ECJ holds that the CFI gave a too narrow definition of the scope of the competition rules, but rejects the application in view of the legitimate objective pursued by the contested rules (Meca-Medina)


ECJ, 18 July 2006, Meca-Medina and Majcen, case C-519/04 P This case concerns the suspension of two professional swimmers by the International Swimming Federation for the use of certain substances prohibited by the IOC Anti-Doping Rules. According to the two sportsmen and women, these rules (...)

Marc van der Woude Fining guidelines - Group company: The ECJ assesses the validity of the fining guidelines and rules on the imputability of infringement to a group of companies (Dansk Rorindustri)


ECJ, 28 June 2005, Dansk Rørindustri a. o. v. Commission, Joined cases C-189/02 P, C-202/02 P, C-205/02 P to C-208/02 P and C-213/02 P The leniency policy pursued by the Commission since its first notice in 1996 has considerably lightened its investigative tasks. Indeed, companies, which (...)

Marc van der Woude, Michel Debroux Sanction: The French Competition Council sanctions practices implemented by associations of cauliflowers producers to regulate prices and outputs (Cauliflowers producers)


Conc. conc. dec. no. 05-D-10, 15 March 2005 concerning restrictive practices implemented on the cauliflower market in Brittany, France. The agricultural sector remains one of the few markets that is still heavily regulated. It is also the only sector in which the Commission has retained its (...)

Marc van der Woude Architects’ professional association: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the fine imposed on the Architects’ professional association of Aquitaine for having influenced its members with a view to refuse competition (Architects of Aquitaine)


CA Paris, 1st ch. H, 11 January 2005, Association Architecture et commande publique and regional council of the Aquitaine order of architects, RG 2004/12 against Dec. No. 04-D-25 Architect’s fees in project management contracts in the Aquitaine region In recent years, the practices of the (...)

Marc van der Woude Single and continued infringement: The European Commission sanctions a single and continued infringement between North-American and European producers (Choline Chlorure)


EC Commission, 9 December 2004, Choline Chloride, Case COMP/37.533 Recent cartel decisions have several aspects in common. First, most of the facts at issue took place in the 1990s. Secondly, the Commission became aware of these facts through its leniency policy, implemented by its 1996 and (...)

Marc van der Woude Enquiry: The European Commission puts an end to the enquiry on the most favored supplier provision contained in supply agreements between some Hollywood majors and pay-TV networks (Hollywood Studios)


EC Comm, Press Release IP/04/1316, 26 October 2004, Pay Television Film Output Agreements, Case COMP/38.427 Contractual practices in the film sector are characterised by a certain uniformity. The eight major Hollywood studios are used to concluding "output deals", i.e. contracts whereby (...)



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