CASE COMMENTS : REGULATIONS - EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION - ABUSE - ANNULMENT

Telecommunications - Exclusive distribution: The Court of Cassation annuls the French Competition Authority’s decision having found abusive the exclusive distribution agreement for smartphones (Orange / Apple / France Télécom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Since this decision is discussed in detail in the Agreements column, we will limit ourselves here to pointing out its possible scope in terms of regulatory law. In short, the Court of Appeals confirmed the protective measures ordered by the Competition Council in its decision 08-MC-01 of December 17, 2008 (see ConcurrencesNo. 1-2009, p. 200-202).). The Council had ordered the suspension of the exclusivity granted by Apple to

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Orion Berg, Telecommunications - Exclusive distribution: The Court of Cassation annuls the French Competition Authority’s decision having found abusive the exclusive distribution agreement for smartphones (Orange / Apple / France Télécom), 16 February 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31573, pp. 149-150

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