CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW – ITALY – PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION – ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE

Italy: The Milano Court points out the diversity of conditions required to characterize an abuse of dominant position and an abuse of economic dependency as well as aims pursued by the legislator (Next Mind c/ Vodafone Italia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment of 12 October 2017, published on 6 December of the same year, the Court of Milan recalled that the provisions on abuse of a dominant position and abuse of economic dependence pursue different objectives and require different conditions. In the present case, on 26 November 2012, two undertakings had concluded a franchise agreement for the marketing of Vodafone Italia's services by the company Next Mind. The business plan drawn up by the franchisor had proved impossible to implement, in particular because of objectives which were becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. Two years later, Next Mind had decided to terminate the

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Silvia Pietrini, Italy: The Milano Court points out the diversity of conditions required to characterize an abuse of dominant position and an abuse of economic dependency as well as aims pursued by the legislator (Next Mind c/ Vodafone Italia), 12 October 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86276, pp. 205-206

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