CFI upholds Microsoft fine

The European Union’s Court of First Instance (CFI) has backed Microsoft’s record €497m fine from 2004 in a landmark antitrust decision that is a boon to Europe’s competition regulator. The 248-page judgment, which upheld most of the original decision by the European Commission (EC), could be a final chapter in one of Europe’s most high-profile competition cases nine years after complaints of abuse of dominant position were first made against Microsoft by Allen & Overy client Sun Microsystems.

CFI upholds Microsoft fine Tue, Sep 18, 2007