CASE DIGEST OVERVIEW

Digest of Cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union

The EU Case Digest is an expanding reference database of competition law cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It is curated by the EU competition law leader for EY Law, Kiran Desai and highlights key parts of CJEU judgments in an unbiased way – using and cross-referencing the Court’s classification. The case report tab provides the report for each case. The legislation cited tab identifies legislation cited in the reports, allowing the reader to see all cases that cite a particular piece of legislation. The table of cases tab lists the cases that have been reported on.

2017:643 Austria Asphalt GmbH & Co OG v Bundeskartellanwalt

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition — Concentrations between undertakings — Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 — Article 3(1)(b) and (4) — Scope — Definition of ‘concentration’ — Change in the form of control of an existing undertaking which, previously exclusive, becomes joint — Creation of a joint venture performing on a lasting basis all the functions of an autonomous economic entity

2018:854 Apple Sales International and Others MJA

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Area of freedom, security and justice — Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 — Article 23 — Jurisdiction clause in a distribution contract — Action for damages by the distributor based on the infringement of Article 102 TFEU by the supplier

2017:1008 Trioplast Industrier v Commission

Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Market in industrial plastic bags — Formal notice from the European Commission to the appellant for the payment of default interest on the amount of the fine imposed — Action for annulment and for damages

2018:371 Ernst & Young v Konkurrenceradet

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Control of concentrations of undertakings — Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 — Article 7(1) — Implementation of a concentration prior to notification to the European Commission and declaration of compatibility with the common market — Prohibition — Scope — Concept of ‘concentration’ — Termination of a cooperation agreement with a third party by one of the merging undertakings

2018:60 Deutsche Bahn and Others v Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 1 February 2018 Case name (short version) Deutsche Bahn and Others v Commission Case Citation C-264/16 P ECLI:EU:C:2018:60 Key words Appeal — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Article 101 TFEU — Price fixing — International air freight forwarding services — Pricing agreement affecting the final price of the services Basic context By their appeal, Deutsche Bahn AG, Schenker […]

2017:756 KPN BV v European Commission

Court General Court Date of ruling 26 October 2017 Case name (short version) KPN BV v European Commission Case Citation T-394/15 P ECLI:EU:T:2017:756 Key words Competition — Concentrations — Netherlands market for television services and telecommunications services — Decision declaring the concentration compatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement — Commitments — Duty to state reasons — Relevant […]

2017:47 Hansa metallwerke AG and Others v European Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 26 January 2017 Case name (short version) Hansa Metallwerke AG and Others v European Commission Case Citation Case C-611/13 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:47 Key words Appeal — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Bathroom fittings and fixtures markets of Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Austria — Coordination of selling prices and […]

2017-716 Report – Ferriere Nord Spa v European Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 3 November 2017 Case name (short version) Ferriere Nord SpA v European Commission Case Citation Case C-88/15 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:716 Key words Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Italian producers of reinforcing bars — Fixing of prices and limiting and controlling output and sales — Infringement of Article 65 CS — Annulment of the […]

2017-713 Report – Riva Fire v Commission

  Court Court of Justice  Date of ruling  21 September 2017 Case name (short version) Riva Fire v Commission  Case citation Case C-89/15 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:713  Key words  Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Italian producers of reinforcing bars — Fixing of prices and limiting and controlling output and sales — Infringement of Article 65 CS — Annulment of the initial decision by the General […]

2017-679 Report – LG Electronics v Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 14 September 2017 Case name (short version) LG Electronics v Commission Case Citation C-588/15 ECLI:EU:C:2017:679 Key words Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Global market for cathode ray tubes for television sets and computer monitors — Agreements and concerted practices relating to prices, markets sharing, customer allocation and production limitation — […]

Court cases 2018

Judge-Rapporteur and Advocate General

Judge-Rapporteur Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
Fernlund 60
Tizzano 371
Safjan 854
Advocate-General Court of Justice Related Opinion
Modern reference system used
Tanchev 60
Wahl

371

854

2018:23

2018:541

Court cases 2017

Judge-Rapporteur and Advocate General

Judge-Rapporteur Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used[1]
A.M.Collins 756
B.Berke 748
Bonichot 308
De Cruz Vilaça 314
Jürimäe 597
Prechal 520
Rodin 47, 1008
Vajda 713, 716
Vilaras 190, 679
Tizzano 643
Advocate-General Court of Justice Related Opinion
Modern reference system used
Kokott

308

597

643

2017:250

2017:250

2017:322

Szpunar

190

679

2017:393

Tanchev 520 2017:299
Wahl

314

713

716

2016:1004

2016:940

2016:940

Wathelet

47

1008

[1] For example, the judgment of the case C-180/16 P under the modern reference system is ECLI/EU/C/2017/520.

Calendar year 2018

Legislation cited Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
TFEU Article 101 60
Article 102 60
Article 261 60
Article 263 60
Article 296 60
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Article 41(2)(a) and (b) 60
Regulation No 1/2003 Article 23(2)(a) 60
Regulation 17/62 60
Regulation 14/62 60
Regulation 44/2001 Article 23 854
2006 Guidelines on the method of setting fines Point 13 60
Commission Notice on immunity from fines and reductino of fines in cartel cases 60

Calendar year 2017

Legislation cited Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used[1]
TFEU Article 101(1) 748
Article 102 748
Article 105(1) 748
Article 256(1) 713
Article 296 756
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Article 41(2)(a) and (b) 679
Regulation No 1/2003 Article 7(1) 716
Article 23(2) 47, 679, 716
Article 23(2)(a) 314
Article 27(1) 679
Regulation No 139/2004 Recital 5 643
Recital 6 643
Article 2(4) 679
Regulation No 773/2004 Article 14(3) 713, 716
Directive 2002/77/EC of 16 September 2002 Article 2 597
Article 4 597
Directive 2002/21/EC of 7 March 2002 Article 9 597
Directive 2002/20/EC of 7 March 2002 Article 3 597
Article 5 597
Article 7 597
Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice Article 94 597
Article 94(a) 597
Article 94(c) 597
Article 168 1008
Article 169 520, 1008

[1] For example, the judgment of the case C-180/16 P under the modern reference system is ECLI/EU/C/2017/520.

Calendar year 2018

Systematic classification scheme Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial 60
2.05.06 Statement of reasons 60
4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matter 854
4.07.05 Air transport 60
4.07.06 Competition rules 60
4.08.00.03 Matters covered 60
4.08.03.02.09.00 General 60
4.08.03.02.09.02 Determining the amount of the fine 60
4.08.05.05.01 Definition of a concentration 371
4.08.05.04.02 Proceedings 371

Calendar year 2017

Systematic classification scheme Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used[1]
1.01.02.00 General principles of law – General 679
1.01.02.01 Principle of equality and non-discrimination 47,520, 679
1.04.03.21 Non-discrimination 190
1.04.03.41 Right to good administration 679
1.04.03.48 Presumption of innocence and right of defence 716
2.05.06 Statement of reasons 748,756
3.02.10 Acts which may be the subject of an action for annulment 1008
3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice 597
3.08.04.01 Procedure – Form of order sought – Formal requirements 748
3.10.06 Pleas in law 47,314, 520, 1008
4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking 314, 679
4.08.01.01.01 Prohibition – Agreements of undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices 190 748
4.08.01.01.02 Prohibition – Restriction of competition 748
4.08.01.01.05 Prohibition – Selective distribution systems 748
4.08.02.04.01 Abuse – Definition of abuse
4.08.02.04.02 Dominance – Abuse – Examples of abuse 748
4.08.03.02.00 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission – General 314
4.08.03.02.01 Procedure – Bringing matters before the Commission 748
4.08.03.02.06 Hearing of persons concerned and of third parties / Access to the file 47,520, 679, 716
4.08.03.02.09.00 Fines – General 190, 314
4.08.03.02.09.02 Determining the amount of the fine 47,190, 314, 520, 679
4.08.05.01.01
Definition of concentration 643
4.08.05.03.01 Relevant market 756
4.08.05.04.03 Commission discretion 756
4.08.05.04.04 Decision of the Commission 756
4.11.07 Telecommunications 597

[1] For example, the judgment of the case C-180/16 P under the modern reference system is ECLI/EU/C/2017/520.