The EU Court of Justice upholds EU Commission’s fine against telecommunications operator in margin squeeze case (Deutsche Telekom)

This article is the winner for the business category, unilateral conducts section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 14 October 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) upheld the European Commission's € 12.6 million fine on Deutsche Telekom for imposing an abusive margin squeeze. In doing so, the ECJ confirmed the judgment of the General Court and established margin squeeze as a stand-alone abuse under Article 102 TFEU. I. Background In 2003, the Commission imposed a € 12.6 million fine on Deutsche Telekom for abuse of its dominant position under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (formerly Article 82 of the EC Treaty) [1]. The abuse consisted of setting wholesale and retail

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Alexandre G. Verheyden, Serge Clerckx, The EU Court of Justice upholds EU Commission’s fine against telecommunications operator in margin squeeze case (Deutsche Telekom), 14 October 2010, e-Competitions October 2010, Art. N° 33659

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