The Italian Administrative Court of Lazio partially upholds the fine imposed on the company managing the Milan airports for abusive practices in the general aviation sector (SEA / AGCM)

Introduction By an appeal judgment released in the SEA v AGCM case [1], the Administrative Court for the Region of Latium (the Court) has partially upheld the challenged decision made by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) in Cedicor/SEA [2] , by which the ICA fined the manager of the Milan airports, SocietĂ  per azioni esercizi aeroportuali (SEA), for breaching Article 102 TFEU. The Court agreed with the ICA that SEA hindered a new competitor from entering the market for the management of airport facilities for the general aviation by abusing its contractual rights to terminate a concession agreement regarding the use of those facilities. However, the Court reduced the competition fine the ICA levied on SEA because the ICA misapplied some aggravating factors. The facts of the

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Administrative Court of Lazio partially upholds the fine imposed on the company managing the Milan airports for abusive practices in the general aviation sector (SEA / AGCM) , 23 January 2017, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 83570

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