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.

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

Appeal – Competition – Rejection of a complaint by the European Commission – Lack of Union interest

2018:58 Schenker Ltd v European Commission

Appeal – Competition – Agreements – Article 101 TFEU – Price fixing – International air freight forwarding services – Pricing agreement affecting the final price of the services

2018:60 Deutsche Bahn and Others v Commission

Appeal – Competition – Agreements – Article 101 TFEU – Price fixing – International air freight forwarding services – pricing agreement affecting the final price of the services

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

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

Court cases 2018

Judge-Rapporteur and Advocate General

Judge-Rapporteur Court of Justice General Court
Modern reference system used
Fernlund 58, 60
Tizzano 371
Safjan 854
Jasasiunas 590
Jurimae 373
Prechal 270
Advocate-General Court of Justice Related Opinion
Modern reference system used
Tanchev 58, 60
Wahl 270

371

373

854

2018:23

2018:541

Wathelet 590  2018:87

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
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 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, 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 58, 60
2.05.06 Statement of reasons 58, 60
3.10.06 Pleas in law 373
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
4.08.02.04.02 Examples of abuse 270
4.08.03.02.00 Procedure for the application of competition rules – general 373
4.08.03.02.01 Bringing matters before the Commission 373
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
4.08.03.03.08.03.01 Fines – scope of judicial review 58
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 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.