The French Competition Authority fines a manufacturer of contact lenses €81M for refusing to deal with online opticians (Essilor International / EssilorLuxottica)

On 8 November 2022, the French Competition Authority (the “FCA”) published its decision of 6 October 2022 imposing a fine totalling EUR 81 million on companies belonging to Essilor group (“Essilor”) for having engaged in discriminatory business practices over a period of nearly 12 years in the optical lenses sector. Essilor was found to have a dominant position in France on the market for the wholesale

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Charlotte de Meeûs, The French Competition Authority fines a manufacturer of contact lenses €81M for refusing to deal with online opticians (Essilor International / EssilorLuxottica), 6 October 2022, e-Competitions October 2022, Art. N° 109850

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