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Antitrust Commitments: 2004-2005 Decisions

The pdf table offers a first review of the commitment procedure in practice, introduced into EC law by Regulation n° 1/2003 and into French law by the Ordinance dated 4 November 2004. Very similar considering the clarifications brought under French law by the Decree dated 27 December 2005, the two procedures have known an immediate success.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In Community law, seven cases are already known. Two decisions have been handed down (Bundesliga case and Coca-Cola case) and five are still pending. Most of these cases started with a notification on the basis of the former Regulation No 17 and were transformed into commitment procedures upon entry into force of Regulation No 1/2003. One case was opened on the Commission's initiative (Premier League case), another following complaints (Coca-Cola case). As expected, the procedure seems to apply to all practices (abuse of dominant position - vertical agreements - horizontal agreements) with the exception of cartels, which are considered to be unjustifiable

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Chantal Momège, Antitrust Commitments: 2004-2005 Decisions, February 2006, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 873, pp. 213-222

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