ALERT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - SIGNIFICANT IMBALANCE - ONLINE BOOKING PLATFORM

Significant Imbalance: The Paris Commerce Tribunal rules several clauses of the standard term agreements of a major online hotel booking platform incompatible with the French Commercial Code and therefore void (Booking)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Who will say that the rule on significant imbalance and, more broadly, Article L. 442-6 of the Commercial Code, which apprehends (too many?) numerous practices restricting competition, hardly prosper outside of the relations between mass distribution and its suppliers? Certainly not the online hotel reservation platform, several clauses of whose general terms and conditions of service offered to accommodation establishments were successfully criticised by the Minister of the Economy; several professional unions had also voluntarily intervened in the proceedings before the Paris Commercial Court, whose jurisdiction had previously been unsuccessfully

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Muriel Chagny, Significant Imbalance: The Paris Commerce Tribunal rules several clauses of the standard term agreements of a major online hotel booking platform incompatible with the French Commercial Code and therefore void (Booking), 29 November 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83200, www.concurrences.com

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