On 26 January 2022, the General Court ("GC") partially annulled the European Commission's decision to impose a EUR 1.06 billion fine on Intel for abusing its dominant position ("Decision"). The fine was annulled in full. Applying the principles outlined in the European Court of Justice's ("ECJ") 2017 landmark ruling, the GC concluded that the Decision failed to show that the rebates implemented by Intel were capable of foreclosure. Key takeaways The Commission can presume that loyalty rebates are abusive. However, where the dominant company provides evidence of lack of anti-competitive effects, the Commission is required to conduct an analysis of the foreclosure capability of the rebates. The analysis should, at a minimum, have regard to five criteria: (i) the extent of the dominant
The EU General Court partially annuls the Commission’s decision to impose a €1.06B fine on a semiconductor chip manufacturer for its abuse of dominance (Intel)
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