Proceedings Effects

Proceedings Effects


It is only after this initiation of proceedings that all other competition authorities are relieved, in accordance with said Article 11(6) and Articles 35(3) and 35(4), of their competence to apply Articles 101 and 102 TFEU to the same case.

More about Proceedings Effects

It is also only thereafter that, pursuant to Article 16 of Regulation 1/2003, all national courts must avoid giving decisions which would conflict with a decision contemplated by the Commission in proceedings it has initiated.


See Also


  • Information about Proceedings Effects in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)

Further Reading

  • Information about Proceedings Effects in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)

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