The EU Court of Justice upholds the General Court’s ruling finding that an information request issued by the EU Commission as part of its investigation into a big tech company’s predatory pricing practices is valid (Qualcomm)

On 28 January 2021, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") upheld a ruling of the General Court finding that an information request issued by the EU Commission, as part of its investigation into Qualcomm's predatory pricing practices, did not breach the principles of necessity and proportionality. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYSThe EU Commission has broad powers of investigation under Regulation 1/2003 where it suspects there has been an infringement of competition law, including the power to issue legally binding information requests.The EU Commission may issue information requests after a statement of objections has been

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Donald Slater, Duncan Liddell, The EU Court of Justice upholds the General Court’s ruling finding that an information request issued by the EU Commission as part of its investigation into a big tech company’s predatory pricing practices is valid (Qualcomm), 28 January 2021, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 99191

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