CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - – RELEVANT MARKET – EXCLUSIVITY CLAUSE – DISMISSAL

Relevant market : The French Competition Authority dismisses charges in a case regarding online sales events, following a relevant market insufficiently defined during the inquiry and the impossibility to define it due to the evolution of the sector

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a sector such as the Internet, where markets are made and unmake quickly, the Competition Authority ("the Authority") has not hesitated to rely on the shortcomings of the investigation in order to terminate proceedings, while alerting market players to the fragility of certain exclusivity clauses. This decision concerns online event-driven sales, which are a recent and particular form of destocking of branded products, the pioneer of which, Vente-privée.com, was now being challenged by some of its competitors. Created in 2001, Vente-privée.com is mainly active in the field of "men's, women's and children's fashion, household linen, accessories,

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Anne Wachsmann, Relevant market : The French Competition Authority dismisses charges in a case regarding online sales events, following a relevant market insufficiently defined during the inquiry and the impossibility to define it due to the evolution of the sector, 28 November 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71095, pp. 107-111

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