CASE COMMENT : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EC LAW - MARGIN SQUEEZE

Abusive margin squeeze : The Court of First Instance dismisses action against European Commission’s decision stating abusive margin squeeze despite charges submitted to regulation (Deutsche Telekom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CFI, 10 April 2008, Deutsche Telekom v. Commission, Case T-271/03 The Deutsche Telekom case called for the first time on the Court of First Instance to rule on the application of Article 82 to a pricing practice which induced a so-called scissor effect (paragraph 188). A margin squeeze occurs when a vertically integrated undertaking with a monopoly on an essential infrastructure puts its competitors in the impossible situation where they have to pay more for access to the essential infrastructure - and thus to the final customer - than they themselves can charge to that final customer, taking into account the retail tariffs charged by the dominant

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Abusive margin squeeze : The Court of First Instance dismisses action against European Commission’s decision stating abusive margin squeeze despite charges submitted to regulation (Deutsche Telekom), 10 April 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 16545, pp. 112-113

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