CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – MOTOR VEHICLES SECTOR – SPARE PARTS – NON COMPETE OBLIGATION – IN SOLIDUM LIABILITY

Selective distribution: The French Supreme Court confirms the liability of the motor vehicles manufacturer for a non-compete obligation on the spare parts market (Renault / DAB)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition in the motor vehicle aftermarket sector still suffers from many shortcomings as the Competition Authority has explained at length (Aut. conc., Opinion No 12-A-21 of 8 Oct. 2012, on the competitive functioning of the vehicle repair and maintenance sector and the manufacture and distribution of spare parts, obs. N. Eréséo). The main difficulties are still today posed by spare parts through various practices which have the effect of hampering the activity of equipment manufacturers or restricting the freedom of repairers to purchase them. However, the Commission has spared no effort in recent decades by adopting a number of specific measures, which

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Nicolas Éréséo, Selective distribution: The French Supreme Court confirms the liability of the motor vehicles manufacturer for a non-compete obligation on the spare parts market (Renault / DAB), 6 October 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77532, pp. 109-111

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