In a decision dated 26 October 2009, the French Competition Authority  decided, pursuant to Article L. 464-2 I of the French commercial code, to close the proceedings opened against the Photomaton Company, in exchange of certain commitments regarding the long-term exclusive agreements it had entered into with concession holders. Background of the caseThe complaint before the Competition Council In 2008, a complaint was filed under Article L. 464-1 of the of the French commercial code (ie., proceedings to seek emergency measures) by the Cybervitrine Company against certain provisions contained into the agreements entered into with concession holders by Photomaton, a leading operator in the photo booth market in France. The plaintiff considered, in particular, that the
The French Competition Authority accepts to close the proceedings conditional to the cease of long-term exclusive agreements (Cybervitrine / Photomaton)
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