The EU Court of Justice affirms the application of a consumer oriented effects-based approach to exclusionary pricing practices of dominant undertakings and the "as efficient competitor test" as a basis for their assessment: A big step towards the consistent application of an effects-based approach to exclusionary pricing practices of dominant undertakings (Post Danmark)

The author is Principal Expert in Antitrust Policy at DG Competition, European Commission. The views expressed in this article are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of DG Competition or the European Commission. The author expresses its thanks Ekaterina Rousseva and Carles Esteva Mosso for helpful comments and discussions. Send any comments by e-mail to : Lucas.Peeperkorn@ec.europa.eu Introduction The recent ruling in Post Danmark [1] is of particular importance as the European Court of Justice (ECJ), sitting as a Grand Chamber, affirmed the application of a consumer oriented effects-based approach to exclusionary pricing practices of dominant undertakings and the «as efficient competitor test« as a basis for their assessment. Although the judgment has been decided as a

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

Quotation

Lucas Peeperkorn, The EU Court of Justice affirms the application of a consumer oriented effects-based approach to exclusionary pricing practices of dominant undertakings and the "as efficient competitor test" as a basis for their assessment: A big step towards the consistent application of an effects-based approach to exclusionary pricing practices of dominant undertakings (Post Danmark), 27 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 48816

Visites 1049

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues