A Dutch Court orders a car manufacturer to disclose technical information to independent repairers on the basis of EC Reg. n° 1400/2002 (Pca/Peugeot)

PCA is an association of car dealers active in the reparation and maintenance services of Peugeot cars. Peugeot NL imports Peugeot cars in The Netherlands and has selected authorised repairers for the distribution and maintenance of its cars (authorised repairers). Regulation (EC) n° 1400/2002, of 31 July 2002, on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector? (OJEC L 203, 1st August 2002, p. 30-41) (hereafter “Regulation n° 1400/2002/EC”) applied to the agreements concluded between Peugeot and its selected distributors and repairers. Peugeot cars contain electronic devices performing a complex range of functions. Those electronic devices are connected to each other through a network of software

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