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. The academic papers tab identifies the academic papers that the court has read during its consideration of the case.

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 Report – 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 — […]

2017-597 Report – Persidera SpA v Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 26 July 2017 Case name (short version) Persidera SpA v Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni & Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti Case Citation Case C-112/16 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:597 Key words Reference for a preliminary ruling — Electronic communications — Telecommunication services — Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/77/EC — Equal […]

2017-520 Report – Toshiba Corporation v European Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 6 July 2017 Case name (short version) Toshiba Corporation v European Commission Case Citation Case C-180/16 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:520 Key words Appeal — Competition — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Market in gas insulated switchgear projects — Decision taken by the European Commission following annulment in part of the initial decision by the […]

2017-314 Report – Akzo Nobel and Others v Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 27 April 2017 Case name (short version) Akzo Nobel and Others v Commission Case Citation Case C-516/15 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:314 Key words Appeal —Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — European markets in tin stabilisers and in ESBO/esters heat stabilisers — Price fixing, market allocation and exchange of commercially sensitive information — Whether the unlawful conduct of the subsidiaries may […]

2017-190 report – Samsung SID Co. Ltd and Samsung SDI (Malaysia) Bhd v European Commission

Court Court of Justice Date of ruling 9 March 2017 Case name (short version) Samsung SDI Co. Ltd and Samsung SDI (Malaysia) Bhd v European Commission Case Citation C-615/15 P ECLI:EU:C:2017:190 Key words Appeal — Agreements, decisions and concerted practices — Global market for cathode ray tubes for television sets and computer monitors — Agreements and concerted practices on pricing, […]

Court cases 2018

Judge-Rapporteur and Advocate General

 

Judge-Rapporteur Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
Fernlund 60  
     

 

 

Advocate-General Court of Justice Related Opinion
Modern reference system used
Tanchev 60 Info not available
     

 

 

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  
Vajda 713, 716  
Vilaras 190, 679  

 

 

Advocate-General Court of Justice Related Opinion
Modern reference system used
Kokott

308

597

2017:250

2017:250

Szpunar

190

679

2017:393

Tanchev 520 2017:299
Wahl

314

713

716

2016:1004

2016:940

2016:940

Wathelet 47

 

 

[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  
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 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 169 520  
       
       

[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  
4.07.05 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  

 

 

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
3.04.02 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  
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  
4.08.05.03.01 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.