CONFERENCE: COMPETITION POLICY - UNFAIR COMPETITION - CONSUMER PROTECTION - COMPETITOR PROTECTION

From sanction of unfair behaviors against professionals to that of unfair behaviors against consumers (Towards a new competition law? Lyon, 28th of May 2015)

The conference that took place in Lyon on May 28th 2015 dealt with the future of competition law. The speakers of this panel got back to the strong link between unfair competition behaviors against professionals and those against consumers. Particularly, Sarah Bros and François Chénedé got back to the influence of restrictive practices of competition on French contract law reform. As for Nicolas Ferrier and Simon Hotte, they had the opportunity to deal with links between contract law and restrictive practices of competition.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The spillover effects of unfair competition* Jacques Larrieu Professor, University Toulouse 1 Capitole * The oral style of communication has been deliberately retained. 1. "Winning over customers is the very object of trade: competition is therefore lawful, as is a priori lawful competitive harm, if it results only from the free exercise of an industrial or commercial activity. "This reminder appears in a well-known work on business [1]law. I believe that we must start from there: the freedom to conquer the neighbour's customers. The limits of this freedom must be the exception in a liberal economy based on the market. 2. "However", the

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Yves Picod, Jacques Larrieu, Thierry Favario, Sylvie Thomasset-Pierre, From sanction of unfair behaviors against professionals to that of unfair behaviors against consumers (Towards a new competition law? Lyon, 28th of May 2015), February 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77720, www.concurrences.com

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