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How Excessive Pricing Jurisprudence Could Help the EU Commission Take a Big Bite Out Of Apple’s Commission Fee

Dermot Cahill, Jing Wang


Keywords: Excessive Pricing, Abuse of Dominance, Gatekeeper, Digital Markets Act, Apple

This article considers the European Commission’s approach to tackling various Apple anti-competitive strategies. It considers why the European Commission has not applied excessive pricing abuse of dominance jurisprudence to challenge Apple’s high commission fees charged to app developers, instead preferring to use a variety of other approaches to restore competition to certain parts of Apple’s closed ecosystem.
Keywords: excessive pricing; abuse of dominance; Gatekeeper; Digital Markets Act; Apple

Prof Dermot Cahill, Founder Director Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies, and Director of Research, HelpUsTrade, UK. For correspondence: <>; Dr Jing Wang, Associate Professor in Law, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, UK <>.


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