The French Competition Authority accepts commitments proposed by the editor of printed and online directories and puts an end to its investigations in the market of sale of advertising space in those directories (PagesJaunes)

In a decision issued on November 22, 2012, the French Competition Authority (hereafter “the FCA”) accepted the commitments proposed by PagesJaunes SA, thereby putting an end to a procedure following complaints for abuse of dominant position, without imposing any fine. PagesJaunes is the leader editor for paper and online business directory in France. In addition to this activity, it sells advertising spaces to advertisers. In order to purchase an advertising space, advertisers can either deal directly with PagesJaunes advertising team or use the service of independent advertising agencies. The procedure started in 2010 when 11 independent advertisement agencies applied for interim measures before the FCA denouncing an abuse

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Jean-Julien Lemonnier, The French Competition Authority accepts commitments proposed by the editor of printed and online directories and puts an end to its investigations in the market of sale of advertising space in those directories (PagesJaunes), 22 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 50126

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