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EU Court Narrows Scope of the De Minimis Principle

BY | July 15, 2013

Cormac Little, Jul 15, 2013 A recent court decision has significantly narrowed the application of the de minimis principle under EU competition rules. In late 2012, the Court of Justice…

Cormac Little, Jul 15, 2013

A recent court decision has significantly narrowed the application of the de minimis principle under EU competition rules.

In late 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union considered whether national competition authorities of EU Member States are required to follow the European Commission’s de minimis rule. This principle is contained in guidance adopted by the Commission in 2001, formally called the Notice on agreements of minor importance which do not

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