The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe advises to dismiss the parties’ challenges to the Commission’s finding abuse of dominance on the Slovak broadband services market (Slovak Telekom / Deutsche Telekom)

On 9 September 2020, Advocate General (“AG”) Saugmandsgaard Øe issued his opinion in Deutsche Telekom v. European Commission (Case C-152/19) and Slovak Telekom v. European Commission (Case C-165/19) advising the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) to dismiss the parties’ challenges to the Commission’s finding that they had abused their dominant position on the Slovak broadband services market. In 2014, the Commission fined Slovak Telekom (“ST”) and Deutsche Telekom (“DT”) (ST’s parent company) € 38.8m for infringing Article 102 TFEU by refusing to provide alternative operators with fair terms of access to ST’s local loop network, and for imposing a margin

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Samuel Hall, The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe advises to dismiss the parties’ challenges to the Commission’s finding abuse of dominance on the Slovak broadband services market (Slovak Telekom / Deutsche Telekom), 9 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 97139

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