The Italian Regional Administrative Court in Lazio annuls the Competition Authority’s commitment decision in the “motorway assistance services” case for breach of the proportionality principle (Motorway assistance services)

By its judgment delivered on 8 May 2009, the Italian First Instance Administrative Court (“Tar Lazio”) annulled the Italian Competition Authority's (“ICA”) commitment decision [1] in the “Motorway assistance services” case, since the measures made binding by the ICA were considered disproportionate and unnecessary to overcome the antitrust concerns raised during the preliminary phase of the investigation. Through the appealed decision, adopted on 23 October 2008, under Art. 14-ter of Law 287/1990 (“the Italian Competition Act”), the ICA closed the investigation initiated against four motorway operators (Autostrade per l'Italia, Società Strada dei Parchi, Società Autostrada Tirrenica and ANAS), their trade association (AISCAT), and the two main Italian motorway breakdown companies (ACI Global

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Sara Lembo, The Italian Regional Administrative Court in Lazio annuls the Competition Authority’s commitment decision in the “motorway assistance services” case for breach of the proportionality principle (Motorway assistance services), 8 May 2009, e-Competitions May 2009, Art. N° 27845

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