A German district Court holds that the refusal to grant a horse riding licence can constitute an abuse of a dominant position within the meaning of Art. 82 EC (“The doped horse”)

Background and Decision On 22 January 2009, the District Court of Dortmund (Landgericht Dortmund) granted injunctive relief to a German show jumper who resided in the Netherlands and was an employee of a Dutch horse riding stable. He was also riding his own horses and was n° 13 of the global ranking table for horse riding. In the year 2007, he had participated in a national horse show in the United States in

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  • Blomstein (Berlin)

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Max Klasse, A German district Court holds that the refusal to grant a horse riding licence can constitute an abuse of a dominant position within the meaning of Art. 82 EC (“The doped horse”), 22 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 29697

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