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Belgium’s Eurelec can use jurisdiction rules to rebut French competition charges, EU court says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 22 Dec 2022 11:09
  • 22 Dec 2022 21:58
Belgium-based purchasing alliance Eurelec can invoke EU law to defend itself against French charges that it’s mistreating suppliers in France, according to the EU's top court.

Judges agreed with Eurelec that the EU's jurisdictional rules for courts hearing civil cases* were not a suitable basis for the litigation at a Paris

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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