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10 competition law cases you should know about - Case 3: Predatory pricing in a related competitive market

11-09-2017


Competition law applies horizontally in all sectors, in addition to sector-specific regulation. Antitrust and merger control cases abound in the telecoms and media sectors, with significant cases also occurring in the postal sector. In addition, the rise of the data economy is challenging traditional approaches to assess market power.

Cullen International’s cross-sectoral Competition Law service tracks and analyses all of these developments, allowing you to prepare for the business risks and commercial opportunities presented by antitrust and merger control rules. Our English language database of unbiased national and EU case summaries is organised around ten categories of cases: eight covering different forms of abuse of dominance, plus those covering restrictive agreements and mergers.

Over ten weeks, we will share with you one case summary per week from each of these categories.

Stay tuned for our special case selection and let us surprise you with some cases you may not have known about! We trust you will find our case selection interesting.

Case 3: Predatory pricing in a related competitive market

Predatory pricing

 In our third highlighted case (in the category of predatory pricing), the Cypriot competition authority considered that telecoms incumbent CYTA relied on its dominance in the DSL broadband access market to pre-empt the neighbouring, competitive, pay TV market with predatory prices (leveraging).

This is a rare example of a case where predatory pricing and its anticompetitive effect took place in a related market.

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