The Italian competition authority fines more than € 3 M Rome and Milan airport managers for abuse of dominant position (Aeroporti di Roma-Tariffe Aeroportuali / SEA/Tariffe aeroportuali)

ADR (Rome) and SEA (Milan) have been fined for overcharging competitors for refuelling services; ADR has also been fined for excessive prices for access services to Fiumicino's cargo infrastructures and office space, while SEA has been sanctioned for excessive charges for the provision of common and individual catering infrastructure and the provision of office spaces for cargo handlers. Curiously enough, ADR and SEA (fined € 1,668,000 and € 1,549,000 respectively) represent the only two cases of abuse of dominance in 2008 in which the Italian Antitrust Authority reached a final decision and issued a fine as opposed to closing the case through a commitment procedure. On 23 October 2008 following a two-year long investigation, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) ascertained that

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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Gian Luca Zampa, Roberto Amore, The Italian competition authority fines more than € 3 M Rome and Milan airport managers for abuse of dominant position (Aeroporti di Roma-Tariffe Aeroportuali / SEA/Tariffe aeroportuali), 23 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 24294

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