The French Competition Authority imposes a duty to respect competition law in the multi-brand gift cards sector (Accentiv’Kadéos)

Summary ACCENTIV’KADEOS had to accept to give up exclusive dealing agreements with its affiliated partners to comply with competition law. Facts On March 2, 2010, TITRES CADEAUX asked the French Competition authority to take interim measures against ACCENTIV’KADEOS to prevent them from dealing exclusively with a number of affiliated partners on the gift card market. They based their claim on an infringement of competition law by ACCENTIV’KADEOS. TITRES CADEAUX is ACCENTIV’KADEOS‘ main competitor on the multi-brand gift cards market and had a hard time entering this

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Olivier Beddeleem, The French Competition Authority imposes a duty to respect competition law in the multi-brand gift cards sector (Accentiv’Kadéos), 27 April 2011, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 37378

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