The Advocate General Wahl recommends that the EU Court of Justice grant an appeal against the judgement of the General Court, which had upheld a decision of the Commission imposing a fine of € 1.06 billion for abuse of a dominant position (Intel)

On 20 October 2016, Advocate General Wahl rendered his opinion on Intel’s appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) against the judgement of the General Court, which had upheld a decision of the European Commission of 13 May 2009 imposing a fine of € 1.06 billion for abuse of a dominant position on the worldwide market for x86 central processing units (“CPUs”). The Commission alleged in its decision that Intel had abused its dominance by implementing a strategy aimed at foreclosing a competitor, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (“AMD”), in particular by way of the following measures: (i) granting rebates and payments to OEM customers on the condition that they purchase, from Intel, all or almost all of their x86 CPUs (either in total or for a particular segment of the OEM

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Tim Kasten, The Advocate General Wahl recommends that the EU Court of Justice grant an appeal against the judgement of the General Court, which had upheld a decision of the Commission imposing a fine of € 1.06 billion for abuse of a dominant position (Intel), 20 October 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2016, Art. N° 81971

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