CASE COMMENT: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DISCRIMINATION - LOYALTY REBATES - EFFECT

Loyalty-enhancing practices: The French Competition Council imposes a fine for loyalty-enhancing practices (NMPP)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Cons. conc. dec. no. 09-D-04 of January 27, 2009 relating to complaints by the Messageries Lyonnaises de Presse company against practices implemented by the Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne group in the press distribution sector. It is not the least of the paradoxes of competition law to note that the press, often presented as a sector in crisis and where profitability is low (see on this subject, note the Green Paper of the États généraux de la presse écrite of 8 January 2009, La Documentation française, p. 52), has, in recent years, focused the attention of the Competition Council just as much as other much more innovative areas such as

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Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas, Loyalty-enhancing practices: The French Competition Council imposes a fine for loyalty-enhancing practices (NMPP), 27 January 2009, Concurrences N° 2-2009, Art. N° 26032, pp. 120-123

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