CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - EUROPEAN UNION - INTERBANK PAYMENT CHARGES - RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION BY OBJECT

Restriction of competition by object: The Court of Justice of the European Union once again attempts to clarify the concept of restriction of competition “by object” (and does not fully succeed) and to provide a pragmatic methodology to identify such restrictions (and does not fully fail) (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal / Budapest Bank Nyrt)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Does the clarity of a notion arise from the abundance of attempts to explain it? If this were the case, the concept of restriction of competition by object would be clear today, between the Groupement des cartes bancaires judgment of 2014 (CJEU, 11 Sept. 2014, Case C-67-13 P, ConcurrencesNo. 4-2014, note M.B.-T., pp. 110-118, and the Groupement des cartes bancaires judgment of 2014 (CJEU, 11 Sept. 2014, Case C-67-13 P, No. 4-2014, note M.B.-T., pp. 110-118) and the Groupement des cartes bancaires judgment of 2008 (CJEU, 11 Sept. 2014, Case C-67-13 P, No. 4-2014, note M.B.-T., pp. 110-118).), the recent judgment in UK Generics (Paroxetine) (CJEU, 30 Jan.

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Michel Debroux, Restriction of competition by object: The Court of Justice of the European Union once again attempts to clarify the concept of restriction of competition “by object” (and does not fully succeed) and to provide a pragmatic methodology to identify such restrictions (and does not fully fail) (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal / Budapest Bank Nyrt), 2 April 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96143, pp. 88-90

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