ALERT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - UNFAIR PRICING - SANCTION - CALCULATION - BENCHMARK PRICE - REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY RULING

Request for a preliminary ruling: Advocate general Nils Wahl invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to set out the method and criteria to be used to determine the benchmark in cases of unfair pricing (AKKA/LAA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 6 April 2017, Advocate General Nils Wahl delivered his Opinion in another competition case, Case C-177/16 (Biedrība " Autortiesību un komunicēšanās konsultāciju aģentūra - Latvijas Autoru apvienība " v Konkurences padome). The case follows a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Latvian Supreme Court concerning an unfair pricing practice by the music collecting society, which, having a statutory monopoly, grants licences for the public performance of musical works in shops and customer service areas. The Latvian Competition Council imposed a fine on the said collecting society for abuse of a dominant position on the ground that it applied excessively high

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Alain Ronzano, Request for a preliminary ruling: Advocate general Nils Wahl invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to set out the method and criteria to be used to determine the benchmark in cases of unfair pricing (AKKA/LAA), 6 April 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84837, www.concurrences.com

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