ALERTS: PROCEDURES – INVESTIGATIONS – RIGHTS OF DEFENSE – REQUEST FOR INFORMATIONS – STATEMENT OF OBJECTIONS – PRINCIPLE OF PROPORTIONALITY

Information: The General Court of the European Union confirms the Commission’s power to issue a new request for information to an undertaking after the statement of objections, provided that it is justified for the purposes of the investigation, necessary and proportionate (Qualcomm)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 9 April 2019, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in case T-371/17 (Qualcomm and Qualcomm Europe v. European Commission).. Following a complaint by Icera Inc. on April 8, 2010, the European Commission opened an investigation against Qualcomm regarding an alleged abuse of a dominant position in the form of predatory pricing in the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) baseband chipsets market. Following several requests for information under Article 18 of Regulation 1/2003, the Commission opened formal proceedings against Qualcomm and adopted a Statement of Objections against Qualcomm on 8 December 2015. After

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Alain Ronzano, Information: The General Court of the European Union confirms the Commission’s power to issue a new request for information to an undertaking after the statement of objections, provided that it is justified for the purposes of the investigation, necessary and proportionate (Qualcomm), 9 April 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90037, www.concurrences.com

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