CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EUROPEAN UNION - ABUSE OF PREDATORY CONDUCT - MARGIN SQUEEZE - PARENT COMPANY LIABILITY

Exclusionary abuse: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses a telecommunication company’s appeal against the judgment of the General Court of the European Union confirming the decision of the European Commission establishing its liability as parent company in a margin squeeze case implemented by its subsidiary (Deutsche Telekom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In this judgment delivered in parallel with the judgment in the Slovak Telekom case, the Court of Justice rejects the various pleas put forward by Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of the Slovak incumbent, in its appeal against the judgment of the General Court of 13 December 2018 (Deutsche Telekom v Commission, Case T-827/14). We structure this commentary as follows. A first section briefly presents the background of the litigation. The next four sections focus on the various pleas put forward by the applicant. A sanction linked to a margin squeeze strategy on the ADSL Internet market implemented by Slovak Telekom, the incumbent Slovak operator in

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary abuse: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses a telecommunication company’s appeal against the judgment of the General Court of the European Union confirming the decision of the European Commission establishing its liability as parent company in a margin squeeze case implemented by its subsidiary (Deutsche Telekom), 25 March 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100521, pp. 86-88

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