The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the decision of the French Competition Authority’s sanctioning a leader in garden machinery who imposed clauses restricting online sales to its distribution network (Stihl)

The Court of appeal of Paris has confirmed the decision of the French Competition Authority ("FCA") sanctioning Stihl, a manufacturer of mechanical garden equipment, for prohibiting, between 2006 and 2017, the sale of certain dangerous products on its distributors' websites. The Court of appeal, however, reduced the fine by €1 million to €6 million. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYS The sale of high quality and technical

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Michaël Cousin, The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the decision of the French Competition Authority’s sanctioning a leader in garden machinery who imposed clauses restricting online sales to its distribution network (Stihl), 17 October 2019, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N° 95770

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