CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT – ALL BUSINESS SECTORS - RESTRICTION BY OBJECT – APPRECIABLE RESTRICTION – DE MINIMIS NOTICE – NATIONAL COMPETITION AUTHORITY

De Minimis notice: The Court of Justice acknowledges the right of national competition authorities to apply Article 101 to a restriction falling into the scope of the De Minimis Notice (Expedia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, December 13, 2012, Expedia and others, aff. C-226-11 By a decision of 2009, the Competition Council had imposed sanctions on SNCF and Expedia, and accepted commitments from SNCF in respect of the non-contestation of the objections, in the context of a referral concerning the vertical partnership established between these two companies, voyages-sncf.com (decision No. 09-D-06 of 5 February 2009 relating to practices implemented by SNCF and Expedia Inc. in the online travel sales sector).). In substance, the Council had characterised an agreement having the object and effect of favouring the joint subsidiary in question on the market for travel agency

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, De Minimis notice: The Court of Justice acknowledges the right of national competition authorities to apply Article 101 to a restriction falling into the scope of the De Minimis Notice (Expedia), 13 December 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2013, Art. N° 50437, pp. 63-66

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