The French Competition Authority imposes a fine on electricity supplier for publicly denigrating its competitor (Gaz et Electricité de Grenoble)

On 25 March 2009, the French Competition Authority imposed a €320,000 fine on Gaz et Electricité de Grenoble (GEG) for abusing its dominant position on the market for electricity supply to small professionals in the service area of Grenoble by publicly denigrating its competitor, Poweo, in violation of the French equivalent of Article 82 EC. Following the liberalisation of the electricity supply market in 2004, Poweo entered the market and thereby disrupted GEG‘s monopoly. In 2005, in response to a large advertising

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Practising Law Institute (New York)

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Tim Kasten, Sean Gerlich, The French Competition Authority imposes a fine on electricity supplier for publicly denigrating its competitor (Gaz et Electricité de Grenoble), 25 March 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2009, Art. N° 43765

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