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The European Court of First Instance introduces an expedited (’fast-track’) procedure for certain cases, including in particular merger cases

"Judicial review and merger control: The CFI’s expedited procedure"*1. Introduction The recent introduction by the Court of First Instance (CFI) of an expedited ('fast-track') procedure for certain cases, including in particular merger cases, has been greeted positively by the business and legal community [1]. The European Commission has not only supported the adoption of the expedited procedure but has also indicated that it 'would welcome any further reform undertaken by the European Courts to expedite appeals' [2]. Most commentators have, however, reserved their final 'judgment' on the efficacy of the expedited procedure until the CFI has delivered a number of judgments using the new rules. The first such judgments are expected to be delivered in October 2002 in the appeals brought

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, The European Court of First Instance introduces an expedited (’fast-track’) procedure for certain cases, including in particular merger cases, 6 December 2000, e-Competitions December 2000, Art. N° 38939

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