The EU Court of Justice holds that claims alleging abuse of dominance could come within the terms of a jurisdiction clause even where the clause did not expressly refer to claims based on competition law (Apple MJA)

Competition Disputes: Will a Jurisdiction Clause Govern Where They are Brought?* The European Court of Justice (CJEU) held recently in Apple Sales International v MJA acting as liquidator of eBizcuss.com [1] that claims alleging abuse of a dominant position could come within the terms of a jurisdiction clause even where the clause did not expressly refer to claims based on competition law. Relevant Rules The rules of jurisdiction within the EU are designed to be transparent and predictable. Brussels I Recast, which subject to some exceptions, governs civil and commercial claims, provides as a default position that persons domiciled in a Member State shall, whatever their nationality, be sued in the courts of that Member State. Apart from this rule of general

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  • McCann FitzGerald (Dublin)
  • McCann FitzGerald (Dublin)

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Catherine Derrig, Philip Andrews, The EU Court of Justice holds that claims alleging abuse of dominance could come within the terms of a jurisdiction clause even where the clause did not expressly refer to claims based on competition law (Apple MJA), 24 octobre 2018, e-Competitions October 2018, Art. N° 88844

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