In 2001, Repsol informed the European Commission (Commission) about Repsol’s terms and conditions for distributing fuel to service stations in Spain. The Commission raised concerns that these agreements might breach article 81 EC. In order to address these concerns, Repsol entered into binding commitments with the Commission in April 2006, which included allowing service stations to terminate long-term contracts upon payment of compensation. Estaser El Mareny SL (Estaser), an occupier-owner of a service station, lodged an appeal before the Court of First Instance (CFI) on 6 October 2006 seeking annulment of the Commission’s decision on the basis that the commitments did not prevent restrictive practices by Repsol. On 25 October 2007, the CFI ruled that Estaser’s appeal was inadmissible because it was not lodged within the two month deadline established under Article 230 EC.