Italy: The Italian Supreme Court dismisses a claim for compensation for competitive harm on the basis of prescription rules in the context of a follow-on action (Fastweb / Vodafone)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In an order dated December 1, 2021, published on January 4, 2022, the Italian Court of Cassation dismissed the appeal filed by the company Fastweb against the telecom giant Vodafone, which sought compensation for damages arising from the abuse of a dominant position in the wholesale market for fixed-to-mobile termination services. As a reminder, the Competition and Market Authority [hereafter "AGCM" or "Competition Authority"] had launched an investigation against the telecom operators Wind, Telecom Italia (TIM) and Vodafone. The first two companies were condemned in 2007 for having abused their dominant position on the wholesale market for call

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Silvia Pietrini, Italy: The Italian Supreme Court dismisses a claim for compensation for competitive harm on the basis of prescription rules in the context of a follow-on action (Fastweb / Vodafone), 1 December 2021, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108358, p. 216

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