The German Federal Court of Justice rules on action by automotive repair workshop claiming right to be admitted to authorised repair network (Jaguar)

On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled on an action brought by a car repair shop (the claimant) against the general importer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles (the defendant). The importer operated a selective distribution system for the servicing of its vehicles. Effective in May 2013, the importer had terminated its existing service network contracts, offering new contracts to many of the previously authorised repair shops, but not to the claimant. The claimant then unsuccessfully brought a claim to be admitted as an authorised workshop, arguing, among other things, that the importer had abused its dominant position by refusing the repair shop access to the network. The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt had held on appeal that the importer was not dominant,

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Richard Burton, The German Federal Court of Justice rules on action by automotive repair workshop claiming right to be admitted to authorised repair network (Jaguar), 23 January 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Automobile, Art. N° 86628

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