Global Antitrust Hot Topics : EU, US and Global Perspectives - 2017

The 5th edition of the Global Antitrust Hot Topics half-day conference was organized by Concurrences Review in partnership with Baker Botts and CRA.


Keynote Speech

Maria Eugénia Martins de Nazaré Ribeiro

Maria Eugénia gave the introductory keynote, and focused on the standard of judicial review in competition cases set by the EU Courts. Maria Eugénia discussed first the line of case law leading to Galp. And second, she discussed the Intel case in the context of judicial review.

Although the appeal in Galp focused on the full jurisdictional powers of the General Court, (GC), the judgement is much more important in what concerns legality control. In Galp the Court of Justice recalled its line of case law (beginning with Tetra Laval) reinforcing a full and unrestricted review, supplemented by the unlimited jurisdiction in respect of the amount of the fine and thereby satisfying the principle of effective judicial protection for the purpose of Article 47 of the Charter. This line of jurisprudence begins with KME, Chalkor, Otis, Schindler, KONE, Telefónica, Cartes Bancaires.

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