The Paris Court of Appeal provides guidance in the context of an action for damages related to anti-competitive practices in the telecommunication sector (Orange / Digicel)

On 17 June 2020, the Paris Court of Appeal (Court) delivered its judgment (Orange judgment) in which it ordered Orange to pay EUR 249.5 million (EUR 181.5 million in damages plus EUR 68 million in interest) to Digicel Antilles and Guyana, following the implementation by the former of a number of anti-competitive practices in the early 2000s. This is one of the most important compensation amounts granted by French courts in the context of an action for damages related to anti-competitive practices. The Orange judgment provides key clarifications on how damages are estimated and quantified in relation to abuse of dominance cases. In particular, the Court addressed in the judgment three forms of damages that relate to: Digicel’s development/growth, for which geographic and time

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Vasil Savov, Vera Keraudren, The Paris Court of Appeal provides guidance in the context of an action for damages related to anti-competitive practices in the telecommunication sector (Orange / Digicel), 17 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 99693

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