Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 19 April 2018

MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia SA v Autoridade da Concorrência

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal da Concorrência, Regulação e Supervisão

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Competition — Abuse of dominant position — Subparagraph (c) of the second paragraph of Article 102 TFEU — Concept of ‘competitive disadvantage’ — Discriminatory prices on the downstream market — Cooperative for the management of rights relating to copyright — Royalty payable by domestic entities which provide a paid television signal transmission service and television content

Case C-525/16


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
25/05/2018 Meo - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2018:270
19/04/2018 Meo - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2018:270
19/04/2018 Meo - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:1020
20/12/2017 Meo - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
16/12/2016 Meo - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 102 -L1 : paragraph 23
  • TFEU, Article 102 -L2LC : paragraphs 1, 13, 20 - 25, 27 - 30, 37
  • Regulation 1/2003 -A03P1 : paragraph 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -95/04 -N143 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -95/04 -N144 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -95/04 -N145 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -23/14 -N73 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -413/14 -N139 : paragraph 31

Operative part

  • Interprets : TFEU, Article 102 -L2LC

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 13/10/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 20/12/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

19/04/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 200 from 11.06.2018, p.7

Application: OJ C 14 from 16.01.2017, p.20

Name of the parties

Meo - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Abus d'exploitation et prix discriminatoires, Europe 2018 Juin Comm. nº 6 p.23-24 (FR)
  2. Balthasar-Wach, Agnes ; Wollmann, Hanno: EUGH: Preisliche Diskriminierungen ohne Wettbewerbsnachteil sind erlaubt, Ecolex 2018 p.746-747 (DE)
  3. Göckler, Till: Auswirkungen einer Preisdiskriminierung auf die Wettbewerbsposition des Diskriminierten, Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2018 p.416-419 (DE)
  4. Hemler, Caroline: Wettbewerbsrecht: Wettbewerbsverzerrung bei preislicher Diskriminierung zwischen Handelspartnern auf dem nachgelagerten Markt durch marktbeherrschendes Unternehmen - Anmerkung von Rechtsanwältin Dr. Caroline Hemler, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 p.541-545 (DE)
  5. Safron, Johannes: Zum Begriff der Wettbewerbsbenachteiligung bei Diskriminierungen unter Artikel 102 AEUV, ÖZK aktuell : Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrecht 2018 p.128-135 (DE)
  6. Decocq, Georges: L'établissement d'un "désavantage dans la concurence" produit par une disrimination tarifaire requiert une analyse des effets réels ou potentiels de celle-ci sur la situation concurrentielle de l'entreprise discriminée, Revue de jurisprudence commerciale 2018 p.384-392 (FR)
  7. O'Donoghue, Robert: The Quiet Death of Secondary-Line Discrimination as an Abuse of Dominance: Case C-525/16 MEO, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2018 Vol. 9 nº 7 p.443-445 (EN)
  8. Parmentier, Hugues: Prix discriminatoires et abus de position dominante, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2018 nº 76 p.23-27 (FR)
  9. Horstkotte, Christian ; Wingerter, Eugen: Preisdiskriminierung durch marktbeherrschendes Unternehmen, IWRZ – Zeitschrift für internationales Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 N°6 p.270 (DE)
  10. Graef, Inge: Grenzen aan discriminatie als misbruik van machtspositie, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2018 n° 66 p.541-546 (NL)
  11. Van Damme, Eric ; Sauter, Wolf: Kan prijsdifferentiatie mededingings-beperkend zijn? Zaak C-525/16 (MEO), Markt & Mededinging 2018 n°5 p.212-218 (NL)
  12. Kiss, Katalin: A hátrányos versenyhelyzet fogalma az Európai Unió Bíróságának C-525/16. sz. ügyben hozott ítéletének tükrében, Versenytükör 2019 1. szám p.91-96 (HU)
  13. Bosco, David: Observations à l'arrêt du 19 avril 2018, MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia SA contre Autoridade da Concorrência, affaire C-525/16, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2018. Décisions et commentaires 2019, p.604-606 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Tribunal da Concorrência, Regulação e Supervisão - Portugal

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Dominant position

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Prechal

Advocate General

Wahl

Language(s) of the Case

  • Portuguese

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French