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Manuel Contreras

Groupe Canal + v European Commission, Groupe Canal + SA, France (intervening) and ors (intervening) v European Commission and Bureau européen des unions de consommateurs (intervening), Judgment, T-873/16, ECLI:EU:T:2018:904, OCL 250 (GC 2018), OCL 250 (EU 2018), 12th December 2018, Court of Justice of the European Union [CJEU]; General Court of the European Union [EGC]

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 November 2019

To what extent absolute territorial protection in the context of licensing agreements was a restriction of competition ‘by object’ prohibited by Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

2 To what extent the European Commission had to prove a restriction of competition ‘by object’ and the proportionality of the commitments to remove such restriction under Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (‘Regulation No 1/2003’).

To what extent the European Commission could adopt a decision accepting the commitments offered by one party in the context of Regulation No 1/2003 even if those commitments affected the commercial interests of a third party which was not a part of such decision.

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