The Amsterdam Court of Appeal accepts jurisdiction regarding a damage claim in a case of abuse of dominance in the Greek beer market (MTB / AB / Heineken)

On 16 February 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) reversed a judgment of the Amsterdam District Court (District Court) in which the District Court declined jurisdiction in the damage claims brought by the Macedonian Thrace Brewery S.A. (MTB) against Athenian Brewery S.A. (AB) which is a Greek subsidiary of Heineken N.V. (Heineken). MTB commenced civil proceedings in The Netherlands claiming compensation for damages allegedly caused by both Heineken and AB for an abuse of dominance competition law infringement in the Greek beer market. Although the Greek competition authority did not include Heineken in its abuse of dominance investigation and infringement decision, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Amsterdam District Court has jurisdiction over the civil claims of

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Piet-Hein Eijssen, The Amsterdam Court of Appeal accepts jurisdiction regarding a damage claim in a case of abuse of dominance in the Greek beer market (MTB / AB / Heineken), 16 February 2021, e-Competitions Exchange of information in associations of undertakings, Art. N° 99759

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