Antitrust - Case 23

Assessment concerning compatibility of an envisaged purchasing agreement with Article 101 TFEU

Planned purchasing agreement on various markets. E.CA assisted the client in its self-assessment concerning the compatibility of an envisaged purchasing agreement with Article 101 TFEU. The analysis involved the definition of various purchasing markets, the estimation of the agreement's share on those markets and the identification of potentially critical markets where the share exceeded the soft safe harbour threshold of 15%. The assessment of the market size was based on two approaches: the bottom up method which aggregated relevant suppliers' revenues and the top down approach which was based on official statistics and market research reports.