CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE - CONDITIONAL REBATES - EXCLUSIVITY - NAKED RESTRICTIONS - AS EFFICIENT COMPETITOR

Exclusionary abuse: The European Commission inflicts the highest ever fine for an abuse consisting in offering to manufacturers rebates conditional on exclusivity and engaging in naked restrictions aimed at stopping components manufactured by competitor from reaching the market (Intel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. EC Commission, Dec. C(2009) 3726 final of 13 May 2009, Intel, Case COMP/C-37.990 From the Commission's Intel decision, it was known that the Commission had imposed the highest fine ever imposed on a company under European competition law (€1.06 billion). A press release had set out the nature of the practices of which the microprocessor manufacturer was accused, but the details of the decision were not immediately known, due to the time needed to prepare a non-confidential version of the 512-page decision. A provisional non-confidential version of the decision of 13 May 2009 was published for information purposes on 21 September and can now be reported.

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Exclusionary abuse: The European Commission inflicts the highest ever fine for an abuse consisting in offering to manufacturers rebates conditional on exclusivity and engaging in naked restrictions aimed at stopping components manufactured by competitor from reaching the market (Intel), 13 May 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29262, pp. 108-112

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