n Without Prejudice - Hamstringing an opponent from under the Commission's umbrella : competition law

Volume 12, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The use of consent orders as legal precedent must be approached with some circumspection as they are in essence settlement deals, which may have been made for commercial reasons. They do not carry the weight of decisions made on tested evidence. Nevertheless, the recorded facts in consent orders serve as practical examples of the application, or not, of the Competition Act.

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