ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EUROPEAN UNION - EFFECTS APPROACH - AS EFFICIENT COMPETITOR - PARTIAL ANNULMENT - FINE - REBATE

Partial annulment: The General Court of the European Union, confirming the economic approach based on the concrete effects of the rebate practices and noting that the European Commission was unable to establish that the rebates practised by the company specialising in the manufacture of microprocessors and semiconductors in favour of certain major computer equipment manufacturers had anti-competitive effects, annuls in its entirety the record fine imposed on the CPU manufacturer in 2009 (Intel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following the judgment of September 6, 2017 in which the Court of Justice of the European Union annulled the judgment of June 12, 2014 in which the Court of First Instance had dismissed Intel's action for annulment of the Commission decision of 13 May 2009 and referred the case back to the Court of First Instance to examine the actual capacity of the contested rebates to restrict competition, the Fourth Chamber, Extended Composition, of the General Court of the Union delivered its judgment on January 26, 2022. Beyond the fact that the case concerns the largest fine ever imposed by the Commission on a single company - EUR 1.060 billion -, it offered the

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Alain Ronzano, Partial annulment: The General Court of the European Union, confirming the economic approach based on the concrete effects of the rebate practices and noting that the European Commission was unable to establish that the rebates practised by the company specialising in the manufacture of microprocessors and semiconductors in favour of certain major computer equipment manufacturers had anti-competitive effects, annuls in its entirety the record fine imposed on the CPU manufacturer in 2009 (Intel), 26 January 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 104907, www.concurrences.com

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