The OECD Competition Committee debated remedies in abuse of dominance cases in June 2006. This document includes an executive summary and the documents from the meeting: an analytical note by Mr. Jeremy West of the OECD, written submissions from Canada, the Czech Republic, the European Commission, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Norway, Romania, Spain, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as a paper from BIAC. An aide-memoire of the discussion is also included. June, 2016.
The European Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of the Merger Regulation by which the undertaking Microsoft Corporation, USA (hereinafter "Microsoft"), acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the whole of the undertaking Skype Global S.a.r.l, Luxembourg (hereinafter "Skype"), by way of purchase of shares2. Microsoft and Skype are designated hereinafter as "parties to the notified operation" or "the parties". October 7th, 2011.
The European Commission has decided to initiate two formal antitrust investigations against Microsoft Corp concerning two separate categories of alleged infringements of EC Treaty rules on abuse of a dominant market position (Article 82). The first case where proceedings have been opened is in the field of interoperability in relation to a complaint by the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS). January 14th, 2008.
Competition Microsoft – abuse of a dominant position The Court confirmed the legality of the Decision and fine imposed by the Commission on Microsoft for abuse of a dominant position in relation to the refusal to supply the interoperability information for operating PC Windows with other systems and the tied sale of Windows Media Player. September 17th,
The European Commission welcomes today's ruling by the Court of First Instance upholding the European Commission’s 2004 decision on Microsoft's abuse of its dominant market position and confirming the totality of the fine imposed. In this decision, Microsoft was fined €497 million for infringing the EC Treaty rules on abuse of a dominant market position (Article 82) by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players. September 17th, 2007.
MICROSOFT v COMMISSION. JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE (Grand Chamber) September 17th, 2007.
MICROSOFT / COMISIÓN. AUTO DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA SALA CUARTA DEL TRIBUNAL DE PRIMERA INSTANCIA. 28 abril de 2005
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, having regard to Council Regulation No 17 of 6 February 1962, First Regulation Implementing Articles 85 and 86 of the Treaty1, and in particular Article 3 and Article 15(2) thereof, having regard to the complaint lodged by Sun Microsystems, Inc. March 24th, 2004.
The European Commission has concluded, after a five-year investigation, that Microsoft Corporation broke European Union competition law by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems (OS) onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players. March 24th, 2004.