The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf rejects an appeal lodged by the German incumbent postal services operator, against a decision of the Federal Cartel Office in an abuse of dominance case (Deutsche Post)

In a recently published decision of 6 April 2016, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (“Court”) rejected an appeal lodged by Deutsche Post AG (“DPAG”), Germany’s incumbent postal services operator, against a decision of the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”). By decision of 2 July 2015, the FCO found that DPAG had abused its dominant position on the German markets for “end-to-end” delivery of mail and for “partial service” of mail delivery by way of margin squeeze and loyalty discount practices leading to a foreclosure of competitors (see VBB on Competition law, Volume 2015, No. 7). The “end-to-end” letter market concerns the

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Tim Kasten, The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf rejects an appeal lodged by the German incumbent postal services operator, against a decision of the Federal Cartel Office in an abuse of dominance case (Deutsche Post), 6 April 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2016, Art. N° 81487

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