Bastien Thomas

Cabinet Racine (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Bastien Thomas is a Partner at Racine since May 2015. Previously, Bastien was an associate in the Competition/Antitrust practice group of Linklaters in Paris, specialising in merger control and antitrust matters. He is a member of the Paris Bar, Bastien graduated from Essec (Paris) and the University of Paris-II Panthéon-Assas.

Linked authors

Linklaters (Paris)
L’actu-concurrence
Deloitte (Paris)
GRDF (Paris)
Engie (Paris)

Articles

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Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Contrats, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Contracts, conc., consom, Journal of European Competition Law & Economics, JCP, Europe, Petites affiches...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, JCP, Europe,...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Petites affiches, Europe, JCP,...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: European Competition Journal, Journal of Competition Law & Practices, Common Market Law Review, Competition Law Insight, Petites affiches, Europe, JCP,...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: European Competition Journal, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Europe, Revue des contrats,...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: European Competition Journal, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Europe, RUE, Revue des contrats,...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, Competition Policy Insight, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Journal of Industrial Economics, Europe, JCLE, RIDE,...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals : European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals : European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot, Mathilde Brabant Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application L’ambivalence des finalités et des instruments techniques du droit de la concurrence > J.-P. CHAZAL, T. PICOT et D. WAKED (Cah. dr. entr., mai 2013, n° 3, Entretien, p. 0) S’attachant à l’ambivalence des finalités et des instruments techniques du droit de la (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Competition Journals: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application How Antitrust Lost Its Goal, B. ORBACH (Fordham Law Review, Vol. 81, 2013) Durant les 70 années qui ont suivies la promulgation du Sherman Act, la concurrence a été l’objectif incontesté du droit de la concurrence. L’introduction du critère du bien-être du (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Competition Journals : European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application Les stratégies de forum-shopping et de law-shopping en droit de la concurrence : applications aux contentieux entre AMD et Intel (2000-2010), F. Marty (Document de travail OFCE, 27, 2012) F. Marty offre une lecture du contentieux entre AMD et Intel au travers de (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application Billet d’humeur : le secteur agricole à l’épreuve du droit de la concurrence, un sujet de campagne ? , L. Givry et P. Guibert (RLDA mai 2012, 71, n° 4044, p. 80) La fonction consultative de l’Autorité de la concurrence, nouvel instrument de régulation ?, M. BAZEX (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application L’entreprise, les règles de concurrence et les droits fondamentaux : quelle articulation ?, J.–L. Dewost, B. Lasserre et R. Saint-Esteben (Nouveaux cahiers du Conseil constitutionnel 2012, p. 187) Le droit de la concurrence et les normes privées , L. Idot (Rev. de (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application Télévision payante et droit de la concurrence, une histoire récente mouvementée, F. AMIEL (RLC 2011/29, N° 1954, P. 94) Au moment même où l’Autorité de la concurrence se penche sur l’avenir de la télévision payante à la faveur de l’examen approfondi de l’opération de (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Journal Review: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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1. Généralités – Champ d’application 1991 – 2011. Vingt ans de droit de l’Union européenne (Recueil de repères), L. Idot et D. Simon (Europe, supplément au n° de novembre 2011) Pour marquer les vingt ans de la revue Europe, ses initiateurs ont eu l’heureuse idée de proposer aux lecteurs un recueil des (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Review of competition journals : European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Alain Ronzano, Bastien Thomas, Christelle Adjémian, Emmanuel Frot Review of competition journals: European Competition Law Review, World Competition, European Competition Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, European Law Review, Competition Policy International, Fordham Law Review, OECD Journal of Competition Law, Europe, IIC, JCLE, RIDE, IBLJ...

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This section of the review Concurrences selects articles and working papers on themes related to competition laws and economics, mainly, but not only, in the English and French languages. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey on themes important in the area. The (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Dominant position: The French Competition Authority dismisses charges in the cetirizine tablets case for lack of dominant position after a detailed analysis of the market definition (UCB pharma)

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Aut. conc., déc. n° 10-D-37 du 17 décembre 2010 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre sur le marché de la cétirizine en comprimés En droit français, le secteur de la pharmacie est sous la surveillance active des autorités de concurrence et constitue aujourd’hui l’un des domaines privilégiés (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Relevant Market: The General Court overrules a decision of the Commission rejecting a complaint lodged by an association of watchmaker-repairers (CEAHR)

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GCEU, 15 December 2010, CEAHR v. Commission, case T-427/08 Saisie par la Confédération européenne des associations d’horlogers-réparateurs («CEAHR») de pratiques alléguées d’entente et d’abus de position dominante contre six fabricants de montres de luxe, la Commission européenne («la Commission») avait, (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Relevant market: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the decision of the French Competition Authority rejecting the claim of a software vendor that the agency for the centralisation of university and higher education resources had denigrated its software products and tried to exclude it from the market, on the grounds that the relevant market definition was broader than that purported by the software vendor and that there was no case (Human resources software)

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CA Paris, ch. 5-7, 23 mars 2010, CEGAPE , contre Aut. conc., déc. n° 09-D-16 du 8 avril 2009 relative des pratiques mises en oeuvre dans le secteur des logiciels de gestion des données de ressources humaines et de la gestion de la paie pour les universités On se souvient que la Cégape, éditeur de (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Refusal: The Paris Court of Appeal rejects the appeal of a gas company against the fines imposed on it by the French Competition Authority for denigration of the reputation of a new entrant on the market for the supply of electricity to small-sized professional clients on the Grenoble electricity distribution network (Gaz de Grenoble)

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CA Paris, ch. 5-7, 23 mars 2010, Gaz de Grenoble , contre Aut. conc., déc. n° 09-D-14 du 25 mars 2009 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre dans le secteur de la fourniture d’électricité Gaz de Grenoble avait été sanctionné par l’Autorité de la concurrence pour avoir dénigré son concurrent Poweo (Aut. (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Analysis of the anticompetitive character: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the French Competition Authority’s decision finding the presentation of a global bid in response to the invitation to tender for the provision of shipping services to be an abuse of a dominant position, given that the incumbent operator knew that it would be impossible for its competitors to compete with such a bid (SNCM)

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CA Paris, ch. 5-7, 9 mars 2010, SNCM, contre Cons. conc., déc. n° 09-D-10 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre dans le secteur du transport maritime entre la Corse et le continent La Cour d’appel de Paris était saisie d’un recours de la SNCM contre la dernière décision du Conseil de la concurrence (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Restrictive definition of essential facilities: The Paris Court of Appeal recalls the restrictive definition of essential facilities in the publishing industry (Editions Jean-Paul Gisserot)

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CA Paris, ch. 5-7, 23 février 2010, Editions Jean-Paul Gisserot SA , contre Cons. conc., déc. n° 08-D-08 du 29 avril 2008 relative des pratiques mises en oeuvre dans le secteur de l’édition et de la vente de monographies touristiques Est-ce la fin de la saga contentieuse pour les Éditions Gisserot (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Essential facilities - Refusal to access: The French Competition Authority continues to examine the alleged practice of refusal of access to a database (Euris)

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Aut. conc., déc. n° 09-D-29 du 31 juillet 2009 relative à une demande de mesures conservatoires présentée par la société Euris La société Euris, spécialisée dans les solutions de gestion de clientèle (CRM) pour l’industrie pharmaceutique, avait saisi l’Autorité de la concurrence du refus de la société (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Exclusive supply: The French Court of Cassation has in part reversed the judgment of the Paris Court of Appeals on the grounds that an exclusive supply clause imposed by two suppliers on their clients is not sufficient to establish joint conduct permitting them to place themselves outside market conditions (Ciments corses)

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Cass. com., 7 juillet 2009, Vicat et Lafarge Ciments, n° 08-15.609 et 08-16.094, aff. ciments corses En 2007, le Conseil de la concurrence avait sanctionné, Lafarge Ciments, Vicat et leurs distributeurs pour des pratiques de cloisonnement du marché de l’approvisionnement de la Corse en ciment au (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Cross-subsdidies: The French Competition Authority turns the spotlight on the electricity incumbent’s commercial communication policy and the separation of its public service activities from those of its subsidiaries in the competitive business sector (Solaire Direct)

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Aut. conc., déc. n° 09-MC-01du 8 avril 2009 relative à la saisine au fond et à la demande de mesures conservatoires présentée par la société Solaire Direct Les activités d’un opérateur historique contribuent une fois encore à faire l’actualité du droit de la concurrence. De nouvelles pratiques (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Predatory pricing: The Court of Cassation upholds the analysis of the Paris Court of Appeal regarding the absence of predatory pricing (GlaxoSmithkline France)

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Cass. com., 17 mars 2009, Ministre de l’économie, n° 08-14.503, aff. “GlaxoSmithkline France” Le 14 mars 2007, le Conseil de la concurrence avait rendu sa première décision, particulièrement remarquée, condamnant une société pour avoir pratiqué des prix prédateurs (cons. conc. déc. n° 07-D-09 du 14 mars (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Call for tender: The French Competition Council confirms its analysis characterising anticompetitive behaviour during a call for tender for maritime services between Corsica and Marseilles (SNCM)

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Cons. conc., déc. n° 09-D-10 du 27 février 2009 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre dans le secteur du transport maritime entre la Corse et le continent En décembre 2006, saisi par la Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation (“CMN”) et la société Corsica Ferries, le Conseil de la concurrence avait (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Collecting societies: The ECJ once more examines the collection of royalties by a copyright management organisation (Kanal 5, TV 4 AB / STIM)

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ECJ, 11 December 2008, Kanal 5 Ltd and TV 4 AB v. Föreningen Svenska Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyrå (STIM) upa, case C-52/07 La gestion des droits d’auteurs est décidément d’une particulière actualité en droit de la concurrence. La Commission européenne a récemment interdit les restrictions (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Discrimination - Tying: The Paris Court of Appeal rejects the appeal in the Port of Le Havre case and upholds the NCA’s analysis about discrimination and tying in the sector of coal handling services (CIPHA)

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CA Paris, 1ère ch. H, 5 novembre 2008, CIPHA e.a., contre Cons. conc., déc. n° 07-D-28 du 13 septembre 2007 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre par le port autonome du Havre, la Compagnie industrielle des pondéreux, la société havraise de gestion et de transport et la société Havre manutention On (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas Exclusivity: The French Competition Council rejects a request for interim measures against Photomaton but continues its investigations (Cybervitrine - Photomaton)

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Cons. conc., déc. n°08-D-16 du 3 juillet 2008 relative à une demande de mesures conservatoires présentée par la société Cybervitrine à l’encontre de pratiques mises en œuvre par la société Photomaton Nouveaux développements dans le secteur de la photographie ! La société Cybervitrine, active en matière de (...)

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