This week the request for a preliminary ruling (C-191/16) by the Regional Court of Berlin (RC Berlin) in the topical case Romano Pisciotti v. Germany was published in the Official Journal.
On 6 December 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down the final chapter in the long-running AstraZeneca case (Case C-457/10P, AstraZeneca v European Commission). Whilst the CJEU refrained from establishing a detailed test for when conduct before a patent office can constitute an abuse of a dominant position, it confirmed that misuse of regulatory procedures
On June 5, 2012, the EU Court of Justice ruled that tax measures may avoid the qualification of State aid if the State acts as a private investor, i.e. if the State’s decision is based on economic evaluations comparable to those which, in the circumstances, a rational private investor in a situation as close as
The Court of Justice of the European Union has just issued an important judgment on rebate schemes in the EU. It rejected an appeal by Tomra against a judgment of the General Court that upheld the European Commission’s decision that it had abused a dominant position through the use of contracts that included exclusivity provisions,