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The General Court of the EU overturns the two European Commission lignite decisions

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 31 2012

In two landmark rulings on 20 September 2012, the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg annulled the two European Commission decisions on the Greek “lignite” case

Refusal to meet ordinary orders may amount to an abuse

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • September 25 2008

On 16 September 2008, the European Court of Justice gave a ruling (in joined cases C-46806 C-47806) on questions referred by a Greek court, concerning whether the failure of a company to meet the orders of a wholesaler may amount to an abuse of a dominant position

Syfait II

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • September 17 2008

Yesterday, the EC Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its long awaited judgment in the Syfait II Case (Joined Cases C-46806 - C-47806, Sot. Lélos kai Sia), which deals with stock management in the pharmaceutical sector

Parallel trade in medicines: ECJ judgment in the second reference re: GlaxoSmithKline’s supply policy in Greece and abuse of dominant position

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Greece
  • -
  • October 16 2008

In the second reference to the European Court of Justice arising out of GSK’s policy of selling medicines directly to Greek hospitals and pharmacies the ECJ has held (Joined Cases C-46806 to C-47806 Sot. Lelos kai Sia and Others) that an undertaking which occupies a dominant position on the relevant market for medicinal products is abusing its dominant position contrary to Article 82 EC if, in order to stop parallel exports, it refuses to meet “ordinary orders” from wholesalers

ECJ rules in major pharmaceuticals case

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 30 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a preliminary ruling in the dispute over supply quotas imposed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on prescription drug wholesalers in Greece

ECJ rules on award criteria in Greek case

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
  • -
  • February 27 2008

Following a preliminary reference from a Greek Court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its ruling (in case C-53206) on questions raised concerning award criteria used in the assessment of a contract to carry out parts of a town planning project for the Municipality of Alexandrouplois

Refusal to supply exporter wholesalers as abuse of dominant position

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • January 23 2009

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has given judgment in relation to the long-running disputes involving Greek wholesalers and GSK concerning the supply of GSK products for export

Greek cases provide useful refresher on definition of 'undertaking' and application of competition rules to public sector

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • March 27 2008

Two recent Greek cases relating to the organisation of motor sport events and extraction rights for lignite (the main raw material for electricity production in Greece) have summarised the rules on when seemingly public sector activities are subject to competition rules

Application of competition law to public bodies - recent ECJ authority

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • April 3 2008

In the first case, an independent Greek motor sport organiser challenged the decision of ELPA to refuse consent for an event it wanted to organise

AG gives Opinion in pharmaceutical parallel trade case

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • April 16 2008

On 1 April 2008, Advocate-General Colomer (AG) gave his Opinion, on a reference from a Greek court, on whether a refusal by a dominant pharmaceutical company to meet the full orders of wholesalers amounted to an abuse of a dominant position contrary to Article 82 of the EC Treaty