CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DOMINANT POSITION - GLOBAL BID

Analysis of the anticompetitive character: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the French Competition Authority’s decision finding the presentation of a global bid in response to the invitation to tender for the provision of shipping services to be an abuse of a dominant position, given that the incumbent operator knew that it would be impossible for its competitors to compete with such a bid (SNCM)

CA Paris, ch. 5-7, 9 mars 2010, SNCM, contre Cons. conc., déc. n° 09-D-10 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre dans le secteur du transport maritime entre la Corse et le continent La Cour d'appel de Paris était saisie d'un recours de la SNCM contre la dernière décision du Conseil de la concurrence par laquelle celui-ci avait sanctionnée cette société pour un abus de

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Anne Wachsmann, Bastien Thomas, Analysis of the anticompetitive character: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the French Competition Authority’s decision finding the presentation of a global bid in response to the invitation to tender for the provision of shipping services to be an abuse of a dominant position, given that the incumbent operator knew that it would be impossible for its competitors to compete with such a bid (SNCM), 9 March 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31267, pp. 81-82

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