CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – ESSENTIAL FACILITY – CUSTOMER DATABASE

Essential facility : The French Competition Authority orders, as interim measures, the French gas sector incumbent operator to grant its competitors access to some of the information in its database (Direct Energie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc., dec. no. 14-MC-02 of 9 September 2014 relating to a request for precautionary measures presented by the company Direct Energie in the gas and electricity sectors CA Paris, October 31, 2014, RG n° 2014/19335 On 9 September 2014, the French Competition Authority issued protective measures in the gas and electricity sector, mainly relating to an obligation for GDF Suez's competitors to have access to customer databases. This decision was confirmed by the Paris Court of Appeal in a judgment dated October 31, 2014 (No. 157 - 2014/19335). We present successively the Authority's facts and analysis, the specific issue of access to client databases and

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Frédéric Marty, Essential facility : The French Competition Authority orders, as interim measures, the French gas sector incumbent operator to grant its competitors access to some of the information in its database (Direct Energie), 9 September 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71089, pp. 103-105

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