CASE COMMENT: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - BARRIERS TO ENTRY

Fine : The Paris Court of Appeal imposes fines for having opposed to the entry of his competitor in the advertising market (Decaux)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, 1st ch. H, 22 February 2005, Decaux against Dec. No. 04-D-32 Would the holders of a dominant position be bad losers? This seems to be illustrated by the Paris Court of Appeal's decision of 22 February 2005, confirming the decision of the French Competition Council of 8 July 2004, which had sanctioned the Decaux group for abusing its dominant position by hindering the arrival of the new incumbent on the market for the supply of advertising street furniture for the city of Rennes. (...) According to the Council and the Court, Decaux deliberately engaged in dilatory and obstructive practices with regard to its competitor in order to prevent it

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Anne Wachsmann, Fine : The Paris Court of Appeal imposes fines for having opposed to the entry of his competitor in the advertising market (Decaux), 22 February 2005, Concurrences N° 2-2005, Art. N° 1214, pp. 54-56

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