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Fines for Abuse of Dominance in “High Tech” Markets

BY | October 1, 2012

Benoit Durand, Andreas Reindl, Oct 01, 2012 Blockbuster fines have become a trademark of European Commission abuse of dominance cases. Intel’s EUR 1 billion fine is currently under appeal, and just…

Benoit Durand, Andreas Reindl, Oct 01, 2012

Blockbuster fines have become a trademark of European Commission abuse of dominance cases. Intel’s EUR 1 billion fine is currently under appeal, and just a few months ago the General Court largely upheld the EUR 800 million fine imposed on Microsoft for its failure to comply with the licensing remedy in the initial Commission decision, which “supplemented” the EUR 450 million fine imposed in 2004.

The practice of wielding the big sti

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