Time for observations submitted

Time for observations submitted

When should observations be submitted?

a) How will DG Competition know about a pending case?

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DG Competition may have knowledge about individual cases from different sources, notably • because (one of) the parties inform(s) DG Competition (this does not oblige the Commission to act, though). Requests (e.g. by parties) to submit observations to a national court will be registered and passed to Unit A1; • because DG Competition receives a copy of the judgment under appeal pursuant to Art. 15(2) of Reg. 1/2003. Unit A1 or the competent sectoral unit may pro-actively wish to find out whether one of the parties seeks relief with the last instance court. Unit A1 unit or the competent sectoral unit will not contact the parties to this end, but it will consider whether information can be sought with the registry of the last instance court and may liaise with the LS in this respect.

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b) Timing

Other Considerations

It is advisable to coordinate the timing of submission of the intended amicus curiae observation at least informally with the addressee court.


See Also


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

Further Reading

  • Information about Time for observations submitted in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)

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