Nizar Lajnef

UGGC Avocats (Paris)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Mr. Nizar Lajnef is a counsel at UGGC & Associés in Paris. His main practice areas are economic law and european law. He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2005; He holds an advanced studies degree (DESS) in european business law from University Paris V-René Descartes (2001) and an advanced studies degree (DEA) in international and european business relations from University Paris X-Nanterre (2002). He received an LL.M. in international trade law from University College London in 2003. Mr. Lajnef speaks French, English and Spanish.

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4023 Bulletin

Michel Ponsard, Nizar Lajnef The European Court of Justice specifies the regime of the quantitative selection criteria in a selective distribution system under the motors vehicle block exemption regulation (Auto 24/Jaguar Land Rover)

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After a referral by the French Supreme Court (“Cour de cassation”) for a preliminary ruling on 29 March 2011, the CJEU provides interesting answers to the question of control of selection criteria in a quantitative selective distribution system. French case law has given rise to discussions as (...)

Nizar Lajnef The Paris Court of Appeal partly confirms the decision of the Competition authority imposing a global fine of € 37 million on 5 toy manufacturers and 3 distributors for an agreement to fix Christmas toys’ resale prices (EPSE Joué Club)

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Description of the impugned case This case involves a straightforward RPM system agreed among suppliers on the one hand and applied between suppliers and between distributors on the other hand. The Conseil de la concurrence (now Autorité de la concurrence) imposed a global fine of € 37 M on 5 (...)

Nizar Lajnef The French Competition Authority fines a group of the agribusiness sector with a € 2,000,000 fine for inciting its distributors to apply the suggested resale price supplied by itself, who also applied a price monitoring policy (Roullier Group)

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Description of the impugned case Resale price of the products manufactured by the Roullier group were sent to the distributors. In addition, sales force of the Roullier group were regularly taking orders directly from the clients in lieu of the distributors. While taking orders from clients, (...)

Nizar Lajnef The French Competition Authority fines a chocolate manufacturer for having imposed on its franchisees retail prices to certain of its corporate customers (Jeff de Bruges)

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Description of the impugned case Jeff de Bruges SAS limited the contractual freedom of its franchisees by imposing retail prices for certain corporate customers (comité d’entreprise). These sales with specific range of products were promoted through “books CE”, containing notably CE prices, (...)

Nizar Lajnef The French Supreme Court upholds the judgment of the Paris Court of Appeal condemning the manager of a company to a € 7,500 fine for having refused to supply a distributor who was reselling its products at prices that were, in its view, too low (Claude Brasero)

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Description of the impugned case This case involves an indirect RPM system applied in the context of a distribution agreement. The company Rockwood Isolation sent a letter to one of its distributor informing that latter that it was unacceptable that the distributor sold some of the supplier’s (...)

Nizar Lajnef The French Supreme Court upholds the judgment of the Paris Court of Appeal condemning the legal representative of two companies to a € 1,500 fine for having imposed a minimum resale price to its distributors (Nicolas Maincent)

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Description of the impugned case This case involves an indirect RPM system applied in the context of selective distribution agreements. The companies Estée Lauder and Clinique imposed to their selected distributors, a minimum resale price of the products, through a complex system combining (...)

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