The EU Court of Justice confirms the Commission’s power to issue a request for additional information after statement of objections (Qualcomm)

On 28 January 2021, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down a judgment in Case C-466/19 P (Qualcomm Inc. and Qualcomm Europe v. European Commission). Following a complaint submitted in 2010 by Icera Inc., a producer and distributor of soft chipsets which deliver high-performance communication engines for cellular products, the European Commission (“Commission”) opened an investigation regarding Qualcomm, Inc. and Qualcomm Europe’s (together “Qualcomm”) possible abuse of dominance in the form of predatory prices on the market for baseband chipsets compliant with the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (“UMTS”) standard. After issuing several requests for information pursuant to Article 18 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on

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Margot Vogels, The EU Court of Justice confirms the Commission’s power to issue a request for additional information after statement of objections (Qualcomm), 28 January 2021, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 99393

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