CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY - MARGIN SQUEEZE

Margin squeeze: The European Court of Justice rules for the first time on a margin squeeze case and confirms that partly regulated tarifs by a dominant operator may be abusive (Deutsche Telekom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, 14 October 2010, Deutsche Telekom v Commission, Case C-280/08 P The judgment of 14 October 2010 in the Deutsche Telekom case is the first judgment of the Court in a "margin squeeze" case, since this is the term chosen by the Court in preference to "margin squeeze", which was used by the Commission [1], taken up by the General Court and then adopted by Advocate General Mazák [2]. In the present case, the incumbent telecommunications operator in Germany had charged retail prices for its Internet access services which, in view of the price for access to the local loop charged to its competitors, 'squeezed' the latter's profit margins when they offered

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Margin squeeze: The European Court of Justice rules for the first time on a margin squeeze case and confirms that partly regulated tarifs by a dominant operator may be abusive (Deutsche Telekom), 14 October 2010, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 34039, pp. 91-95

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