Intel: The Long Awaited ECJ Ruling

Laurence Idot, Cristina Caffarra, David Sevy, Marixenia Davilla, Paul Lugard, Damien Neven, Miguel Rato, Intel: The long awaited ECJ ruling, February 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86055, pp. 14-41, https://www.concurrences.com/en/review/issues/no-1-2018/on-topic/intel-the-long-awaited-ecj-ru

Posted: 21 Jun 2021

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Cristina Caffarra

Lexecon Ltd.

Paul Lugard

Independent

Damien J Neven

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Miguel Rato

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Marixenia Davilla

Independent

David Sevy

Independent

Laurence Idot

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

Date Written: January 29, 2018

Abstract

It was questionable whether this important judgment would close the debate on the interpretation of Article 102 TFEU. Will it put an end to the controversial and even polemical topics related to the interpretation of Article 102 TFEU and in particular to the debate on the effects-based analysis? Furthermore, Intel decides on the use of the so-called As Effective Competitor Test (AEC) by the Commission. It is finally argued, beyond the interpretation of Article 102 TFEU, that it is necessary to reason in terms of the European Union law criteria rather than to transpose the per se / rule of reason terminology of US antitrust law.

Keywords: European Union, Unilateral Practices, Dominance, Rebates, Judicial review, Rule of reason, Effect on competition, Anticompetitive object / effect, As efficient competitor, Information technology

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Caffarra, Cristina and Lugard, Paul and Neven, Damien J and Rato, Miguel P.L. and Davilla, Marixenia and Sevy, David and Idot, Laurence, Intel: The Long Awaited ECJ Ruling (January 29, 2018). Laurence Idot, Cristina Caffarra, David Sevy, Marixenia Davilla, Paul Lugard, Damien Neven, Miguel Rato, Intel: The long awaited ECJ ruling, February 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86055, pp. 14-41, https://www.concurrences.com/en/review/issues/no-1-2018/on-topic/intel-the-long-awaited-ecj-ru, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3864234

Cristina Caffarra

Lexecon Ltd. ( email )

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Paul Lugard

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Damien J Neven

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) ( email )

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Miguel P.L. Rato

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP ( email )

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Marixenia Davilla

Independent ( email )

David Sevy

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Laurence Idot (Contact Author)

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas ( email )

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