CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE - EXCLUSIVITY - SINGLE BRANDING - NETWORK EFFECT - MARGIN SQUEEZE

Exclusive distribution: The French Competition Authority heavily fines abuses consisting in exclusive distributorship agreements and differentiated pricing of mobile telecommunication for on net and off net calls and, for the first time, applies EU law parent liability (Orange Caraïbe ; France Télécom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 09-D-36 of December 9, 2009, relating to practices implemented by Orange Caraïbe and France Telecom on various electronic communications services markets in the departments of Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana In a new decision on practices found in the overseas mobile telephony sector, the Competition Authority finds against France Télécom and its subsidiary Orange Caraïbes jointly and severally for exclusive dealing (I.) and discriminatory pricing (II.) and against France Télécom for margin squeeze practices (III.). The distinction between joint and several condemnation of the single economic entity formed by the parent company and

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Exclusive distribution: The French Competition Authority heavily fines abuses consisting in exclusive distributorship agreements and differentiated pricing of mobile telecommunication for on net and off net calls and, for the first time, applies EU law parent liability (Orange Caraïbe ; France Télécom), 9 December 2009, Concurrences N° 1-2010, Art. N° 30239, pp. 107-109

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