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White & Case Advises Husky Injection Molding Systems on Successful Conclusion of Italian Competition Authority Abuse of Dominant Position Proceedings

Global law firm White & Case LLP has successfully secured the closure of proceedings opened by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) against the Canadian group Husky Injection Molding Systems (Husky), a leading supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry, with a finding by the ICA that Husky's conduct is fully compliant with Italian competition laws.

The investigation was initiated by the ICA following a complaint by an anonymous competitor in 2017, concerning an alleged abuse of a dominant position in violation of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in relation to a technology developed by Husky to ensure the efficiency and safety of machinery.

After two years of investigation, White & Case was instructed and engaged a defence over the course of the next two years which resulted in the ICA ascertaining that there was no evidence of the alleged abusive conduct and rejecting all the arguments and allegations of the complainant.

The White & Case team that advised on the proceedings consisted of partner Veronica Pinotti and local partner Martino Sforza and associates Giuseppe Tantulli, Tommaso Poli, Carlotta Frascoli and Patrizia Pedretti.

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