The Lazio Administrative Tribunal rejects appeals regarding margin squeeze in the Italian telecoms market (Telecom Italia / Wind)

In a recently published judgment of 23 January 2008, the Lazio Administrative Tribunal (“LAT”) has rejected the appeals brought by Telecom Italia and Wind against the decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) finding that Telecom and Wind had abused their respective dominant positions by engaging in a margin squeeze with respect to the wholesale prices they charged for termination services on their mobile networks. In another parallel judgment, the LAT rejected the appeals brought by Telecom, Wind and Eutelia, one of the complainants during the administrative proceeding, against a decision in which the ICA had accepted commitments submitted by Vodafone to cure competition concerns in the same proceeding in which Telecom and Wind were condemned for abusing their dominant

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Practising Law Institute (New York)

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Tim Kasten, Sean Gerlich, The Lazio Administrative Tribunal rejects appeals regarding margin squeeze in the Italian telecoms market (Telecom Italia / Wind), 23 January 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2008, Art. N° 44869

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