Loyalty rebates: The General Court of the European Union annuls the European Commission’s decision of May 2009 on the anti-competitive nature of loyalty rebates in the field of microprocessors on the basis of errors in the demonstration of their capacity to produce an anti-competitive foreclosure effect (Intel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Intel case is undoubtedly one of the great sagas of competition law: first, by its importance in the jurisprudence (in 2009 it involved a record fine for an abuse of dominant position (Eur. Comm, Intel case, COMP/C-3/37.990), then by its duration (the initial complaint dates back to 2000), by its reversals (the Court of First Instance confirmed the Commission's decision for the first time in 2014 (EU Court of First Instance, 12 June 2014, Intel, aff. T-286/09, EU:T:2014:547) before the Court of Justice referred it back to it in 2017 (CJEU, Sept. 6, 2017, Intel, aff. C-413/14P, EU:C:2017: 632)) finally, and perhaps most importantly, by its influence on

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Frédéric Marty, Loyalty rebates: The General Court of the European Union annuls the European Commission’s decision of May 2009 on the anti-competitive nature of loyalty rebates in the field of microprocessors on the basis of errors in the demonstration of their capacity to produce an anti-competitive foreclosure effect (Intel), 26 January 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106488, pp. 100-105

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