Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

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Tougher Competition Law

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The day before yesterday, in Joined Cases C‑403/08 and C‑429/08 (Premier League), the Court of Justice :

(i) failed to understand what a public good is;

(ii) further expanded the “object” box.

And a proposition: would I be a monopolistic supplier (like FAPL), I’d sell to one buyer only in the EU, at a very high price.  Or I’d sell to all of them, at a very high, similar price (to limit arbitrage).

This case has been presented as a victory for market integration. I am afraid this is more of a knock-out.

Written by Nicolas Petit

6 October 2011 at 8:10 am

Posted in Case-Law, Uncategorized