The EU Court of Justice clarifies territorial jurisdiction criteria for damages proceedings resulting from competition infringements (FlyLAL)

On 5 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) rendered a preliminary ruling on territorial jurisdiction in a long-running dispute brought by Lithuanian Airlines (“flyLAL”) against Air Baltic and Riga Airport. The case was referred to the ECJ by a Lithuanian court in order to deter- mine whether Lithuania was the appropriate forum in which to hear the dispute. By way of background, Riga Airport was the subject of scrutiny for anticompetitive discriminatory pricing practices and agreed to pay a fine of approximately €70,000 to the Com- petition Council of Latvia. In a separate

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Martin Favart, The EU Court of Justice clarifies territorial jurisdiction criteria for damages proceedings resulting from competition infringements (FlyLAL), 5 July 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2018, Art. N° 87549

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