Exclusionary abuse

Conduct by a business holding a dominant position which has the object or effect of excluding a competitor from a market may be prohibited under Article 82, the Competition Act 1998 and similar legislation.

*Franck Latrémolière

*Nicholas Francis

Exclusionary abuse is one of the three main categories of abuse of a dominant position, alongside discriminatory abuse and exploitative abuse.

We are familiar with both the economic arguments and the case law relevant to the main types of exclusionary abuse claims:

See also: Refusal to supply

See also: Predatory abuse

See also: Margin squeeze

See also: Fidelity-inducing discounts

We also have particular expertise in analysing competition law issues in the context of public service obligations or other forms of economic regulation.

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