The EU Commission issues a Communication on abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings

On Wednesday, 3 December 2008, the European Commission issued the long awaited Communication on abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings. This marks the end of an extensive review process, launched in December 2005 by the Commission's Staff Discussion Paper on exclusionary abuses and followed by vigorous public and academic debate. In describing the Commission's enforcement priorities, the new Communication adopts more rigorous standards than those applied by the Commission in its past practice, but it remains possible for the Commission to challenge a broad range of conduct by dominant firms. Article 82 of the European Community Treaty prohibits dominant firms

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  • Jones Day (Brussels)
  • European Commission (Brussels)

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Bernard Amory, Filippo Amato, The EU Commission issues a Communication on abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings, 3 décembre 2008, e-Competitions December 2008, Art. N° 33809

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