Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Gencor Limited v. Commission

1999 E.C.R. II-753 (1999)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 34,000+ case briefs...

Gencor Limited v. Commission

European Union Court of Justice

1999 E.C.R. II-753 (1999)

Facts

Gencor Limited (Gencor) (defendant), a South African company, wanted to merge with Lonrho, another South African company. Both companies mined and refined platinum-group metals. South African regulators approved the horizontal merger, but the European Commission (commission) (plaintiff) opposed the merger, asserting that it would create a monopoly in the relevant platinum markets, impeding competition in Europe. Gencor appealed the commission’s finding to the European Union Court of Justice, challenging the commission’s jurisdiction over the merger because the merged firm was based in, and its main activities took place in, South Africa. The commission argued that Lonrho had a subsidiary in Europe through which it sold its mined products in addition to conducting other hotel and trading activities, giving rise to jurisdiction. In addition, both Gencor and Lonrho conducted millions of Euros worth of sales in Europe each year.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 607,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 607,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 34,000 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 607,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 34,000 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership