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.

2018:904 Groupe Canal + v European Commission

Appeal re the Commission’s Decision AT.40023 re Cross-border access to pay-TV

2018:59 Panalpina World Transport (Holding) and Others v Commission

Appeal re international air freight forwarding services

2019:235 Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd and Others v European Commission

Appeal re Commission’s car battery recycling cartel decision

2018:773 Infineon Technologies AG v European Commission

Appeal re the Commission’s smart card chip cartel decision

2018:373 Agria Polsk sp. z o.o. and Others v European Commission

Appeal re Commission’s decision to reject a complaint

2018:58 Schenker Ltd v European Commission

Appeal re Commission’s freight forwarding cartel decision

2018:60 Deutsche Bahn and Others v Commission

Appeal re Commission’s freight forwarding cartel decision

2017:753 Marine Harvest ASA v Commission

Appeal — Competition — Concentrations — Decision imposing a fine for putting into effect a concentration prior to its notification and authorisation — Article 4(1), Article 7(1) and (2) and Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 — Negligence — Principle ne bis in idem — Gravity of the infringement — Amount of the fine

2018:270 MEO – Serviços de Comuniçações e Multimédia SA v Autoridade da Concorrência

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition — Abuse of dominant position — Subparagraph (c) of the second paragraph of Article 102 TFEU — Concept of ‘competitive disadvantage’ — Discriminatory prices on the downstream market — Cooperative for the management of rights relating to copyright — Royalty payable by domestic entities which provide a paid television signal transmission service and television content

2018:590 Orange Polska v Commission

Appeal — Competition — Article 102 TFEU — Abuse of dominant position — Polish wholesale market for fixed broadband internet access — Refusal to give access to the network and to supply wholesale products — Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 — Article 7(1) — Article 23(2)(a) — Legitimate interest in finding an infringement which has come to an end — Calculation of the fine — 2006 Guidelines on the method of setting fines imposed pursuant to Article 23(2)(a) of Regulation No 1/2003 — Gravity — Mitigating circumstances — Investments made by the infringing undertaking — Review of legality — Review exercising powers of unlimited jurisdiction — Substitution of grounds

Court cases 2019

Judge-Rapporteur and Advocate General

Judge-Rapporteur Court of Justice General Court
  Modern reference system used
Biltgen 235  
     
     
Advocate-General    
Pitruzzella 235  
     
     

Court cases 2018

Judge-Rapporteur and Advocate General

Judge-Rapporteur Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
Fernlund 58, 59, 60  
Tizzano 371  
Safjan 854  
Jasasiunas 590  
Gratsias

 

904
Jurimae

373, 773

 
Prechal 270
Advocate-General Court of Justice Related Opinion
Modern reference system used
Tanchev 58, 59, 60
Wahl 270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

371

373

854

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018:23

 

2018:541

Wathelet

590

773

 2018:87

2018:238

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 2019

Legislation cited Court of Justice General Court
  modern reference system used
TFEU Article 263 235  
  Article 297(2), 3rd subpara. 235  
       
       

Calendar year 2018

Legislation cited Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
State of the Court of Justice Article 58 373  
Rules of Procedure of the Court Article 169(2) 373  
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 9   904
  Article 15   904
  Article 16   904
  Article 23(2)(a) 60  
Regulation 17/62 Article 1 58, 60  
Regulation 14/62   60  
Regulation 44/2001 Article 23 854  
2006 Guidelines on the method of setting fines Point 13 58, 59, 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 2019

Systematic classification scheme Court of Justice General Court
  modern reference system used
3.02 Actions for annulment    
3.02.05 Limitation periods    
3.02.05.01 Starting point 235  
3.10 Appeals    
3.10.06 Pleas in law 235  
       

Calendar year 2018

Systematic classification scheme Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
1.04.03.16 Freedom to conduct a business   904
1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial 58, 60  
2.05.06 Statement of reasons 58, 60  
3.02.04.03 Misuse of powers   904
3.10.00 Appeals – general 773  
3.10.06 Pleas in law 373, 773  
4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matter 854  
4.07.05 Air transport 58, 60  
4.07.06 Competition rules 58, 60  
4.08.00.01 Binding nature of the competition rules and measures taken by the Member States 373  
4.08.00.03 Matters covered 58, 60  
4.08.01.01.01 Agreements of undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices 773  
4.08.01.01.02 Restriction of competition 773 904
4.08.02.04.02 Examples of abuses 270  
4.08.03.02.00 Procedure for the application of competition rules – general 373, 773  
4.08.03.02.01 Bringing matters before the Commission 373  
4.08.03.02.02 Termination of infringements:powers of the Commission   904
4.08.03.02.09.00 General 60  
4.08.03.02.09.02 Determining the amount of the fine 60  
4.08.03.03.03.04.02.01.01 Fines – value of sales 58  
4.08.03.03.04.02.01.01 Value of sales 59  
4.08.03.03.04.02.01.02 Fines – degree of gravity 773  
4.08.03.03.04.03.00 Fines – adjustment to the basic amount – general 733  
4.08.03.03.08.00 Judicial review – general 773  
4.08.03.03.08.01 Judicial review – obligation to state reasons required for the judgment 773  
4.08.03.03.08.03.00 Fines – review in the exercise of unlimited jurisdiction – general 773  
4.08.03.03.08.03.01 Fines – scope of judicial review 58, 7773  
4.08.05.05.01 Definition of a concentration77 371  
4.08.05.04.02 Proceedings 371  
4.11.09.03 Copyright and related rights   904

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 270 748
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.