The EU Court of Justice rules on requirements to establish price discrimination by a dominant undertaking (MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia)

On 19 April 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) delivered a judgment holding that investigations of price discrimination under EU competition law should involve an examination of all the relevant circumstances of the case in order to assess whether there is a “competitive disadvantage” (Case C-525/16, Meo – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia). The ECJ delivered its judgment in response to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Portuguese Tribunal for Competition, Regulation and Supervision in a dispute between MEO (a branch of Portugal Telecom providing pay-TV services) and the Portuguese Competition Authority (“PCA”). MEO had filed a complaint with the PCA alleging

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Richard Burton, The EU Court of Justice rules on requirements to establish price discrimination by a dominant undertaking (MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia), 19 April 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2018, Art. N° 86839

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