The French Civil Supreme Court invalidates the restrictive interpretation of the concept of the effect on trade between member states (Orange Caraïbe)

In 2004, Orange Caraïbe was subject to protective measures in order to put an end to anticompetitive practices on the mobile phone market in the French Caribbean [1]. Five years later, the Competition Authority (AdlC) handed down a 63 million euro fine to Groupe France Telecom [2]. On 23 September 2010, the Paris Court of Appeal overturned the Authority’s decision because it had applied EU law [3]. Using its power to review a decision de novo (evocation power), it nevertheless

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Joseph Vogel, The French Civil Supreme Court invalidates the restrictive interpretation of the concept of the effect on trade between member states (Orange Caraïbe), 31 January 2012, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 44140

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