The French Supreme Court penalizes again exchanges of information on overall sales volumes (Bouygues Télécom / SFR / Orange France / UFC Que Choisir)

On 7 April 2010, the Supreme Court quashed the judgment of the Paris Court of Appeal which had been unusually severe in finding a restrictive agreement from information exchanges between Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom distorting the conditions for unlawfulness set out in the famous John Deere judgment [1] . The Supreme Court held that the fact that the market has an oligopolistic structure or the unofficial nature of the information exchanged are not sufficient to render unlawful an exchange of information between competitors. For the prohibition to apply, the

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Joseph Vogel, The French Supreme Court penalizes again exchanges of information on overall sales volumes (Bouygues Télécom / SFR / Orange France / UFC Que Choisir), 7 April 2010, e-Competitions April 2010, Art. N° 25708

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