CASE COMMENTS : CONCENTRATION - NOTION DE CONTROLE - RESEAU DE DISTRIBUTION

Notion of control: The French Competition Authority sheds useful light on the type of control that may be held by the leader of a distribution network over members of that network (E. Leclerc)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 12-DCC-125 of 27 August 2012 relating to the joint takeover of 28 food-dominated retail stores by the Union des Coopérateurs d'Alsace and the Association des Centres Distributeurs E.Leclerc In the present case, the competitive analysis did not raise any particular difficulties. On the other hand, the question of the control exercised by the Association des Centres Distributeurs E.Leclerc (the strategic body of the Leclerc movement, hereinafter 'ACDLec') over store operators has given rise to differences between the parties and the Authority and has given the Authority the opportunity to provide useful clarifications on the

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • White & Case (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Estelle Jegou, Notion of control: The French Competition Authority sheds useful light on the type of control that may be held by the leader of a distribution network over members of that network (E. Leclerc), 27 August 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2013, Art. N° 50595, pp. 141-143

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