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The Paris Court of Appeal rejects an appeal against a follow-on damages claim by a rival telecommunications provider and grants a reduction in the amount of damages to be paid (Orange / Digicel)

On 17 June 2020, the Paris Court of Appeal rejected Orange’s (formerly known as France Telecom) appeal against a follow-on damages claim by rival telecommunications provider Digicel (formerly known as Bouygues Telecom) but granted a reduction in the amount of damages to be paid of nearly € 100 million. Orange and Orange Caraïbe were condemned to pay Digicel French West Indies Guyana € 181.5 million in damages and an additional € 68 million in interest. By way of background, in 2009, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) fined Orange and Orange Caraïbe € 63 million for implementing anti-competitive practices in the French West Indies and French

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Martin Favart, The Paris Court of Appeal rejects an appeal against a follow-on damages claim by a rival telecommunications provider and grants a reduction in the amount of damages to be paid (Orange / Digicel), 17 June 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 95754

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