CASE COMMENT: COLLUSIVE PRACTICES - CAR DISTRIBUTION - PREMIUM DISTRIBUTORS

Specific commercial grants: The Court of Appeal of Paris holds that a payment by a car manufacturer of specific commercial grants with a view to support its distribution networks, is not per se illegal (Peugeot)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, 1st ch. H, September 21, 2004, SPEA, versus Dec. No. 03-D-67 of December 23, 2003, Peugeot and GCAP in the automobile distribution sector It is now time for the French authorities to show some leniency to car manufacturers! Everyone remembers the recent Volkswagen judgment (CFI, 3 December 2003, case T-208/01; to be read in conjunction with the Bayerjudgment, ECJ, 6 January 2004, cases 2/01 and 3/01) in the context of which the CFI had, in a salutary manner, restored the conditions for a more legal reading of the contest of wills than is required by the characterisation as a cartel. It is from a different angle that the practices of car

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Emmanuelle Claudel, Specific commercial grants: The Court of Appeal of Paris holds that a payment by a car manufacturer of specific commercial grants with a view to support its distribution networks, is not per se illegal (Peugeot), 21 September 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2005, Art. N° 1503, pp. 55-56

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