The French Competition Council fines a chain store chocolate franchisor for a price fixing practices in sales to work councils (Jeff de Bruges)

French Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence), 24 January 2007, Decision n° 07-D-04, rregarding practices implemented by the Jeff de Bruges franchise network (“relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre par le réseau de franchise Jeff de Bruges”) http://www.conseil-concurrence.fr/u... In a decision dated 24 January 2007, the French Competition Council found Jeff de Bruges, a franchisor of a chain of stores selling chocolate in France, guilty of price-fixing practices. The case was decided on the basis of Article L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code and Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty. Despite the serious nature of the price fixing practice, which qualifies as a hardcore restriction on competition, Jeff de Bruges was not fined heavily. The fine of EUR 50 000 represents only

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Juliette Goyer, Lauriane Lépine-Sarandi, Dominique Enjolras, The French Competition Council fines a chain store chocolate franchisor for a price fixing practices in sales to work councils (Jeff de Bruges), 24 January 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2007, Art. N° 13281

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