The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals brought by two telecommunications companies and rules that the indispensability requirement does not apply to conduct that falls short of outright refusal to supply (Slovak Telekom) (Deutsche Telekom)

In two judgments delivered on 25 March 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) dismissed the appeals brought by Deutsche Telekom and Slovak Telekom against the judgments of the General Court which had partially annulled the European Commission’s decision finding them to have infringed Article 102 TFEU (Case C-165/19 P, Slovak Telekom v. European Commission, and Case C-152/19 P, Deutsche Telekom v. European Commission). By way of background, Slovak Telekom held a legal monopoly in the Slovakian telecommunications market prior to 2000. By virtue of Regulation 2887/2000 of 18 December 2000 on unbundled

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Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals brought by two telecommunications companies and rules that the indispensability requirement does not apply to conduct that falls short of outright refusal to supply (Slovak Telekom) (Deutsche Telekom), 25 March 2021, e-Competitions Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 100833

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