General Court overturns Commission’s Intel decision On 26 January 2022, the General Court of the European Union annulled most of the decision of the European Commission (“Commission”), which had imposed a fine of € 1.06 billion on Intel for having abused its dominant position on the worldwide market for x86 processors between October 2002 and December 2007 by implementing a strategy aimed at excluding its competitor AMD from the market based on the grant of exclusivity rebates and payments as well as so-called “naked restrictions”. The General Court, on remand, found that the Commission had not established to the requisite legal standard that the rebates and payments at issue were capable of having, or were likely to have, anticompetitive effects. In its 2009 decision, the Commission
The EU General Court annuls most of the Commission’s decision to impose a fine of € 1.06 billion on a semiconductor company for abuse of dominance on the global market for x86 processors (Intel)
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