CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – FRANCHISE – ACQUISITION OF A NETWORK – HORIZONTAL RESTRAINTS – ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE

Cartel: The French Competition Authority rejects, for lack of supporting evidence, a complaint brought by a franchisee against a franchisor for alleged anticompetitive agreement and abuse of economic dependence in the sale of the franchise network (Take-away and home delivery pizzas)

Les efforts constants de l’Autorité de la concurrence pour populariser son action et infuser une meilleure culture de la concurrence au sein des entreprises françaises peut parfois entraîner des conséquences étonnantes, au premier rang desquelles figurent des saisines assez largement fantaisistes. Tel semble bien être le cas dans cette affaire, où l’Autorité de la concurrence démontre qu’elle n’est pas le “juge” naturel des conflits qui peuvent opposer des franchisés à leur franchiseur et à

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Michel Debroux, Cartel: The French Competition Authority rejects, for lack of supporting evidence, a complaint brought by a franchisee against a franchisor for alleged anticompetitive agreement and abuse of economic dependence in the sale of the franchise network (Take-away and home delivery pizzas), 17 October 2018, Concurrences Review N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89516, pp. 80-81

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