CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - VERTICAL AGREEMENTS - EFFECTS - PROCEDURE OF TRANSACTION

Effects of abusive practices : The French NCA sanctions a supplier and his distributors who abused the legislation prohibiting "below-cost selling" (“Vidéocassettes préenregistrées”)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE), the exclusive distributor of Disney videocassettes for France, the distributors Casino and Carrefour, and the wholesaler SDO, agreed on consumer sales prices between 1995 and 1998. The French Competition Council was referred to by the Minister of the Economy and issued a decision condemning the parties to the cartel and rejecting all the complaints concerning the abuse of a dominant position. The penalties imposed on BVHE and Carrefour were reduced by 25% and 40% respectively,

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Effects of abusive practices : The French NCA sanctions a supplier and his distributors who abused the legislation prohibiting "below-cost selling" (“Vidéocassettes préenregistrées”), 19 December 2005, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 27281, www.concurrences.com

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