The Paris Court of Appeal hands down an important judgement in a follow-on damages claims for the consequences of abusive practices in the telecommunications market (Orange / Digicel)

On June 17, 2020, the Paris Court of Appeal handed down an important decision in the Digicel / Orange case. Digicel has indeed initiated an action to be compensated for the consequences of the abusive practices implemented in the Antilles-Guyana zone by Orange-Caraïbe and Orange between 2000 and 2005. These practices had been sanctioned to the extent of 60 millions by the French Competition Authority in its decision no. 9-D-36. The practices in question consisted mainly of the imposition of exclusivity clauses on independent distributors of mobile telephone offers and on the only local mobile telephone repairer in the zone in question; the implementation of a subscriber loyalty program; and unjustified price differentiation practices in its prepaid offers (customers of the offers in

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Bruno Deffains, The Paris Court of Appeal hands down an important judgement in a follow-on damages claims for the consequences of abusive practices in the telecommunications market (Orange / Digicel), 17 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 97348

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