The Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules that Dutch courts have jurisdiction over damages claim resulting from an abuse of dominance on the Greek beer market (Macedonian Thrace Brewery / Athenian Breweries / Heineken)

On 16 February 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal overturned the Amsterdam District Court’s ruling declining jurisdiction over the damages claim brought by MacedonianThrace Brewery (“MTB”) against Heineken’s subsidiary Athenian Breweries (“AB”). In 2014, the Hellenic Competition Commission (“HCC”) launched an ex officio investigation into the commercial practices of AB and concluded that AB had abused its dominant position on the Greek beer market. The HCC found in its decision that there was insufficient evidence and no overriding reason (based on the

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Anna Jorna, The Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules that Dutch courts have jurisdiction over damages claim resulting from an abuse of dominance on the Greek beer market (Macedonian Thrace Brewery / Athenian Breweries / Heineken), 16 February 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100377

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