The Italian Competition Authority closes investigating into alleged abuses of dominant position of a ferry operator by imposing a set of behavioural commitments (T-Link / Grandi Navi Veloci)

Introduction By a commitment decision the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has closed investigation into foreclosing conducts carried out by a major Italian ferry operator, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) in the market for maritime links between Northern Italy and Western Sicily [1]. The most interesting aspect of the decision is that the ICA imposed on GNV a number of far-reaching reporting obligations as a companion to the behavioural commitments offered by GNV to address the competition problems created by its abusive conducts. The facts of the case and the procedure and ... The ICA alleged that GNV had abused its domination position by implementing a complex strategy, consisting of several abusive conducts aimed at driving the new entrant, T-Link, off the market [2]. The affected

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority closes investigating into alleged abuses of dominant position of a ferry operator by imposing a set of behavioural commitments (T-Link / Grandi Navi Veloci), 19 May 2010, e-Competitions Transport (maritime), Art. N° 31736

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