Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 7 March 2017

United Parcel Service, Inc. v European Commission

Competition — Mergers — Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 — International express small package delivery services in the EEA — Acquisition of TNT Express by UPS — Decision declaring the merger incompatible with the internal market — Likely effects on prices — Econometric analysis — Rights of defence

Case T-194/13



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
31/03/2017 United Parcel Service v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2017:144
07/03/2017 United Parcel Service v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2017:144
07/03/2017 United Parcel Service v Commission
Application (OJ)
03/05/2013 United Parcel Service v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Application for annulment of Commission Decision C (2013) 431 final of 30 January 2013 declaring incompatible with the internal market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement the concentration by which United Parcel Service, Inc. seeks to acquire TNT Express NV (Case COMP/M.6570 – UPS/TNT Express).

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.01 Formal requirements
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.03 Implementation of the competition rules
      4.08.03.02 Procedure for the application of the competition rules by the Commission
        4.08.03.02.06 Hearing of persons concerned and of third parties / Access to the file
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.05 Concentrations
      4.08.05.04 Examination by the Commission
        4.08.05.04.02 Proceedings
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.05 Concentrations
      4.08.05.04 Examination by the Commission
        4.08.05.04.02 Proceedings


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 05/04/2013

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

07/03/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 121 from 18.04.2017, p.20

Application: OJ C 147 from 25.05.2013, p.30

Name of the parties

United Parcel Service v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Rameau, Marie-Cécile ; de Vienne, Christophe: Un nouvel exemple de recours en indemnité : la réparation par le Tribunal de l’Union européenne des préjudices causés par une violation du droit à être jugé dans un délai raisonnable, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2017 nº 61 p.14-21 (FR)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Concentrations et respect des droits de la défense, Europe 2017 Avril nº 05 p.30-31 (FR)
  3. Tsakanakis, Stefan: Verteidigungsrechte und Beschleunigungsgebot im Fusionskontrollverfahren: Zum Urteil des EuG i.s. United Parcel Service/Kommission, Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2017 p.235-237 (DE)
  4. Barbier De La Serre, Éric: UPS/TNT: Taking the Right to be Heard Seriously, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2017 Vol. 8 nº 8 p.502–504 (EN)
  5. Pünkösty, András: A Törvényszék T-194/13. számú ügyben hozott ítélete - A Bizottság összefonódást megtiltó határozatának a Törvényszék általi megsemmisítése a védelemhez való jog megsértése miatt, Versenytükör 2017 1. szám p.95-102 (HU)
  6. Linhartová, Jitka ; Slezáková, Sylva: Rozsudek tribunálu ve věci Case T-194/13, United Parcel Services, Inc. v. Evropská komise ze dne 7. března 2017, Antitrust 2017 p.32 (CS)
  7. Blockx, J.: Gerecht vernietigt twee concentratiebesluiten van Europese Commissie - Zaak T-194/13, United Parcel Service/Commissie - Arrest van 7 maart 2017 (Vierde kamer); ECLI:EU:T:2017:144, S.E.W. : Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht 2018 p.414-417 (NL)
  8. Joncheray, Nicolas: L'affaire UPS-TNT, vers une extension des droits de la défense en matière de contrôle des concentrations ?, L'Observateur de Bruxelles 2018 N°114 p.45-48 (FR)
  9. Fasoula, Vasiliki: The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in safeguarding the administrative procedure of EU merger control, European competition and regulatory law review: CoRe 2018 Vol.2 N°3 p.232-236 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - Agreements, decisions and concerted practices

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Labucka

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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