EU court adviser backs Intel appeal against record EU fine

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  • Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

The logo of Intel, the world's largest chipmaker is seen at their offices in Jerusalem, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

LUXEMBOURG: Intel's fight against a record €1.06bil (RM4.85bil) EU antitrust fine received a boost on Oct 20 when an adviser to Europe's top court questioned whether the US chipmaker's actions had really harmed competition. 

The opinion from Advocate General Nils Wahl at the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) is a rare setback for the European Commission, underlining the tough battle ahead as it takes on Apple, Google and Amazon in various competition cases. 

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