Intel Judgment: Coming out soon
It has been reported (I learnt it thanks to MLex) that the Intel Judgment will be delivered on 12 June.
If you want to freshen up your recollection of the legal issues at stake, here is the summary of the arguments at stake elaborated by the Court itself: Intel Report Hearing
Even if I think the General Court would like to have an opportunity to make a point on judicial review by quashing an Art. 102 decision, my guess is that this won’t be the occassion. My knowledge of the case is limited, but my impression is that the Commission’s work was particularly thorough and that it stands on solid ground, even more so after the ECJ’s Judgment in Tomra.
You may nevertheless recall that a year and a half ago Nicolas made a similar (controversially rumour-based) forecast although accompanied by an anticipated criticism.
Even though the Intel case has understandably been the focus of all attention (the 1.06 billion fine surely caught the attention of the media), it’s not
the only the most potentially legally relevant rebates case pending before EU Courts.