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Abuse of dominance definition

What does Abuse of dominance mean?

The abuse of dominance is any abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position they hold within the internal market or in a substantial part of it, which may affect trade between member states, and which is prohibited under article 102 of TFEU, as incompatible with the Internal Market.

An undertaking is considered to be in a dominant position within a market when it has a significant market share (position of strength) and is able to evade normal competition on it. The dominant position itself is not illegal; however the abuse of this dominant position (predatory pricing, discrimination of commercial partners) is prohibited.

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Abuse of dominance is referenced 5 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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