CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FIDELITY REBATES - QUANTITY REBATES - DE MINIMIS (NO) - DISCRIMINATION

Fidelity rebates: The General Court rejects an appeal against a Commission decision fining Solvay for abuse of a dominant position and applies existing case law on fidelity rebates with great fidelity, and reduces the € 20 m fine by € 1 m (Solvay)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. UE, 17 December 2009, Solvay v Commission, Case T-57/01 Certainly, it is on the procedural level that the two Solvay judgments handed down by the Court of First Instance on 17 December last call for the most comment (see the section on proceedings in this issue). However, in these columns we will deal only with the substance, and only with the one judgment relating to an abuse of a dominant position, to the exclusion of the one concerning cartel practices (judgment T 58/01 delivered on the same day). The practices in question - which dated back to the early 1980s - concerned soda ash sold by Solvay to glass manufacturers in particular. More

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Fidelity rebates: The General Court rejects an appeal against a Commission decision fining Solvay for abuse of a dominant position and applies existing case law on fidelity rebates with great fidelity, and reduces the € 20 m fine by € 1 m (Solvay), 17 December 2009, Concurrences N° 1-2010, Art. N° 30225, pp. 100-102

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