The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the Competition Authority’s decision that if a dominant undertaking in periodicals’ retail modifies charges based on a legitimate business objective, such conduct does not constitute abuse of dominance (NMPP / EPM)

The Nouvelles messageries de presse parisienne (hereinafter, the NMPP) is a French company specialised in the retail of periodicals (daily, weekly and monthly newspapers) of which TV programs. It belongs to a French group, Hachette, which produces TV programs. The publishers, of which Editions presse magazine (EPM), which also produces TV programs, uses the retails networks of the NMPP and remunerates the latter according to

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Marie-Charlotte Rouzier, The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the Competition Authority’s decision that if a dominant undertaking in periodicals’ retail modifies charges based on a legitimate business objective, such conduct does not constitute abuse of dominance (NMPP / EPM), 17 September 2008, e-Competitions September 2008, Art. N° 25713

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