The French Competition Authority fines incumbent telecom operator in overseas territories and applies EU case law on presumption of liability of parent companies for the first time (Orange Caribbean)

France: The Autorité fines Incumbant Telecom Operator in the Overseas Territories and applies EU Case-Law on Presumption of Liability of Parent Companies for the first Time On 9 December 2009, the Autorité de la concurrence imposed on Orange Caribbean, the incumbent and leading telecom operator in the overseas territories and France Telecom, its mother-company and incumbent telecom operator in Metropolitan France a fine of € 63,000,000, for engaging in anti-competitive practices in French West Indies. Orange Caribbean hindered market entry and intensification of competition in the telecom market by four kinds of

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority fines incumbent telecom operator in overseas territories and applies EU case law on presumption of liability of parent companies for the first time (Orange Caribbean), 9 December 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusivity clause, Art. N° 33413

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