The EU Court of Justice rules that if there is an appreciable restriction of competition and that National Competition Authorities may apply Art. 101(1) TFEU even if de minimis threshold is not reached (Expedia)

In a reference for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, from the Cour de cassation (France), made by decision of 10 May 2011 in relation to proceedings between the company Expedia Inc. ('Expedia') and the Autorité de la concurrence ('the Competition Authority') the ECJ (Second Chamber) was requested to answer whether Article 101(1) TFEU and Article 3(2) of Regulation 1/2003 [1] must be interpreted as precluding a national competition authority from applying Article 101(1) TFEU to an agreement

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Vini Singh, The EU Court of Justice rules that if there is an appreciable restriction of competition and that National Competition Authorities may apply Art. 101(1) TFEU even if de minimis threshold is not reached (Expedia), 13 December 2012, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 50282

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