The evolving notion of dominance in competition law: An overview of recent decisions at the national levels

Introduction A review of the Article 102 TFEU decisions at the member state level in the last years shows that the challenges of applying competition law rules in the digital economy or in relation to patent rights have not been reserved exclusively for the EU Commission. The EU Commission has launched various investigations into alleged exclusionary practices in the online search market and in the use of standard-essential patents, and imposed fines on pharmaceutical companies for the abuse of their intellectual property. National authorities have been challenged by, or have sought to deal with, these same issues. However, the national authorities’ enforcement priorities also continue to include the more traditional cases relating to possible abuses by former state monopolies in

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)

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Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, The evolving notion of dominance in competition law: An overview of recent decisions at the national levels, 19 March 2015, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 62871

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