CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION – MARGIN SQUEEZE – LACK OF EU INTEREST – LOW PROBABILITY OF ESTABLISHING THE EXISTENCE OF AN INFRINGEMENT – TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Margin squeeze : The General Court of the European Union states that the Commission enjoys a wide margin of discretion when taking into account decisions and documents established by national regulators (Vivendi)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, October 16, 2013, Vivendi v. Commission, Case T-432/10 In 2009, Vivendi and Iliad, owners of the entire share capital of Free SAS, filed a complaint with the Commission alleging that France Telecom was abusing its dominant position on the broadband Internet access and telephone subscription markets. More specifically, the practices complained of consisted in the vertically integrated operator offering its competitors higher prices for access to its local loop than to its own Internet division, Wanadoo Interactive. According to the applicants, those practices by France Telecom were discriminatory and created a margin squeeze to the detriment, in

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Margin squeeze : The General Court of the European Union states that the Commission enjoys a wide margin of discretion when taking into account decisions and documents established by national regulators (Vivendi), 16 October 2013, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 63629, pp. 65-66

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