CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN UNION – COMPLAINT – PREVIOUS TREATMENT BY A NCA – REJECTION

Inadmissibility: The General Court of the European Union upholds the decision of the European Commission rejecting a complaint when certain practices of which have already been dealt with by a National Competition Authority (LL-Carpenter)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Ten years of proceedings is how long it took to foresee the closure of this case, which allows the Commission to reconsider its powers to reject complaints where, under Article 13(2) of Regulation 1/2003, a complaint is 'already being dealt with by another competition authority'. It all began in 2010, when the applicant, a Czech undertaking acting as an independent intermediary for the purchase abroad of motor vehicles of the Subaru and Daihatsu makes, lodged a complaint with the Czech competition authority against the domestic subsidiary of the manufacturer Subaru. The complainant alleged that the car manufacturer had engaged in three anti-competitive

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Alexandre Lacresse, Barbara Monti, Inadmissibility: The General Court of the European Union upholds the decision of the European Commission rejecting a complaint when certain practices of which have already been dealt with by a National Competition Authority (LL-Carpenter), 12 March 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94921, pp. 158-160

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