The Belgian Competition Authority dismisses a claim of abuse of dominance on the self-service bicycle sector (CCB and BP / JCD)

I. The Facts Historical background Cyclocity The college of Aldermen of the City of Brussels awarded a public contract, after a call for tenders, to JC Decaux Street Furniture (“JCD”) concerning the manufacture, supply, placement, activation and the maintenance of self-service movables, information and shelter for voyagers, and display mediums for advertising in 1999. The agreement had a duration of 15 years and contained an exclusivity clause, in favour of JCD, concerning all comparable advertising supports. The contract was first limited in 2002 and then extended to the installation and exploitation of a network of bikes in self-service (bike-sharing) open to the public. This bike-sharing contract had a duration of 8 years. JCD, consequently, installed the bike-sharing service,

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Daniel Muheme, The Belgian Competition Authority dismisses a claim of abuse of dominance on the self-service bicycle sector (CCB and BP / JCD), 1 October 2013, e-Competitions October 2013, Art. N° 65528

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