April 2000

Anticompetitive practices

The EU Court of First Instance states that the application for interim measures must be assessed in order to prevent serious and irreparable damage to the party applying for those measures (Institut des mandataires agréés)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case T-144/99 R Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office v Commission of the European Communities* The urgency of an application for interim measures must be assessed in relation to the necessity for an interim order to prevent serious and irreparable (...)

Unilateral Practices

The EU Court of Justice fines a soda-ash manufacturer for requiring customers to enter into long-term indefinite requirements contracts and granting fidelity and top-slice rebates designed to exclude competitors from the market (ICI)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case C-286/95 P Commission of the European Communities v Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI)* 1. The authentication of acts provided for in the first paragraph of Article 12 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure is intended to guarantee legal certainty by ensuring that the text adopted by (...)

State Aid

The EU Commission approves the 8th survey on State Aid in Union
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
"Main developments between 1st January and 31st May 2000 - Eight Survey on State Aid in the EU"* In April 2000 the Commission approved the Eighth Survey on State Aid in the EU, COM (2000)205. As with previous editions, the coverage of the Survey was extended further and, for the first time, (...)

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