The French Competition Authority accepts to close the proceedings conditional to the cease of long-term exclusive agreements (Cybervitrine / Photomaton)

In a decision dated 26 October 2009, the French Competition Authority [1] decided, pursuant to Article L. 464-2 I of the French commercial code, to close the proceedings opened against the Photomaton Company, in exchange of certain commitments regarding the long-term exclusive agreements it had entered into with concession holders. Background of the caseThe complaint before the Competition Council In 2008, a complaint was filed under Article L. 464-1 of the of the French commercial code (ie., proceedings to seek emergency measures) by the Cybervitrine Company against certain provisions contained into the agreements entered into with concession holders by Photomaton, a leading operator in the photo booth market in France. The plaintiff considered, in particular, that the

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Lila Ferchiche, The French Competition Authority accepts to close the proceedings conditional to the cease of long-term exclusive agreements (Cybervitrine / Photomaton), 26 October 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 29354

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