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The EU General Court annuls a Commission’s decision limiting its discretion to reject complaints and addressing the issue of market definition in the luxury watches aftermarket and spare parts markets (CEAHR)

Wrapping up the week / Case T-427/08, CEAHR v Commission* This week was full of news, some of which we didn't echo here. This is a quick overview of what has happened since Monday: The European Commission adopted its new guidelines on horizontal agreements and, as anticipated on this blog -aren't we good at this? -, appointed Kai Uwe Kühn as DG COMP's Chief Economist. The General Court issued two important competition-related judgments. In case T-141/08 the Court upheld the Commission's decision sanctioning E.ON with a 38 million euro fine for the breach of a seal during a dawn-raid. Of a greater substantive interest is the Judgment in case T-427/08, discussed below. On the “Google front”, the Conseil de la Concurrence issued the formal opinion commented here; the Commission took

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Alfonso Lamadrid De Pablo, The EU General Court annuls a Commission’s decision limiting its discretion to reject complaints and addressing the issue of market definition in the luxury watches aftermarket and spare parts markets (CEAHR), 15 December 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2010, Art. N° 36451

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