The French Competition Authority hands out fines worth €81M to a manufacturer of optical lenses and its parent company for discriminating against online opticians (Essilor International / EssilorLuxottica)

Optical lenses sector: the Autorité de la concurrence hands out fines worth 81 067 400 euros to Essilor International SAS and its parent company EssilorLuxottica SA for discriminatory trade practices* Background Following dawn raids, interviews and discussions with the main stakeholders in the optical lens industry, the Autorité de la concurrence handed out fines worth 81 067 400 euros to Essilor International SAS for having, over 11 years and 7 months, engaged in discriminatory trade practices aimed at hindering the development of the electronic commerce of corrective lenses in France. EssilorLuxottica SA, as the parent company, was fined 15 400 000 euros jointly and severally with Essilor International SAS. EssilorInternational SAS. is a well-known stakeholder in the manufacture

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority hands out fines worth €81M to a manufacturer of optical lenses and its parent company for discriminating against online opticians (Essilor International / EssilorLuxottica), 6 October 2022, e-Competitions November 2022, Art. N° 109491

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