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Jurisdiction: The Court of Justice of the European Union strengthens the Commission’s jurisdiction to assess practices carried out outside the territory of the European Union and requires that interviews conducted as part of its investigations be recorded (Intel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In this case, the Commission sanctioned Intel for two types of behaviour towards its trading partners, namely conditional rebates and so-called undisguised restrictions, such as payments on the condition of delaying the launch of certain products. As for the conditional rebates, known as loyalty rebates, the Commission found that they were applied in favour of certain computer manufacturers on condition that they purchase all or almost all Intel branded microprocessors. In particular, the Commission concluded that such rebates have, by their very nature, the potential to restrict competition. In these circumstances, an analysis of all the circumstances

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Alexandre Lacresse, Jurisdiction: The Court of Justice of the European Union strengthens the Commission’s jurisdiction to assess practices carried out outside the territory of the European Union and requires that interviews conducted as part of its investigations be recorded (Intel), 6 September 2017, Concurrences N° 4-2017, Art. N° 85187, pp. 151-153

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