Juliette Vanard

PPG Industries (Rueil-Malmaison)
Senior Legal Counsel

Juliette Vanard, is a Senior Legal Counsel at PPG Industrial Coating Before she was lawyer at the Courtois Lebel’s Paris office. She has a Master in Business Law (DEA) and an other one in Competition, Distribution and Industrial Property Law (DESS) (post-graduate studies). She has also achieved in 2009 a Ph.D. on “Distribution networks and internet”. She started his career in 2006 as an associate at Courtois Lebel and has been a member of the AFEC (French Competition Law association) since 2008.


3026 Bulletin

Juliette Vanard The French Competition Authority orders to an optician to stop publishing “generally applied” prices within its exclusive distribution network, as this constitutes indirect resale price maintenance (Krys)


Description of the impugned case The present case deals with the commercial practices carried out by the optician Krys through its exclusive distribution network. Investigations have showed that Krys has led national promotion campaigns where prices were indicated has “generally applied” by the (...)

Juliette Vanard The French Supreme Court confirms the NCA’s decision that the publication of a catalogue including prices combined with recommendations pursuant to which retailers are only allowed to apply a lower price when there is a fierce competition, amounts to resale price maintenance (ITM)


Description of the impugned case ITM manages a supermarkets’ network, mostly with franchisees. ITM has published in France during 1990 and 1991 a few millions of catalogues called “L’argus de la distribution” including the prices of washing powders. It also results from the investigations that (...)

Juliette Vanard The French Competition Authority fines a leading video game producer for imposing to its distributors the implementation of recommended resale prices through reminders, surveillance and threats of stopping deliveries (Bandai)


Description of the impugned case The present case deals with Bondai’s price maintenance system for its video game console and software (principally the Nintendo one) in France in 1989. Investigations have showed that Bondai has regularly addressed recommended prices to its distributors by (...)

Juliette Vanard The French Competition Authority fines three companies in the small appliance sector for prohibiting their distributors from deducting discounts from their resale price (Moulinex / Calor / Seb)


Description of the impugned case In the present case, Moulinex, Calor and Seb had implemented the following commercial policy : discounts for trade cooperation are granted at the end of the year only i) if retailers have not infringed French prohibition on resale at a below-cost price and ii) (...)

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