CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES – MARGIN SQUEEZE – INDISPENSIBLE CHARACTER OF INTERMEDIARY SERVICES – EXCLUSIONARY EFFECTS

Margin squeeze: The Paris Court of Appeal annuls a fine of 18 M € in a margin squeeze case on the grounds that indispensible character of services sold to competitors by the dominant undertakings was not sufficiently established (France Télécom, SFR Cegetel and Bouygues Télécom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. on second reference after cassation; against Aut. conc., dec. no. 04-D-48 of October 14, 2004 relating to practices implemented by France Telecom, SFR Cegetel and Bouygues Telecom By chance, the Paris Court of Appeal handed down a ruling in January on abuse by margin squeeze ("margin squeeze" in the ruling), just a few weeks before the Court's Telia ruling reported above. The Court of Appeal, which ruled on referral after a second cassation, finally overturned the decision of the Competition Council and the 18 million penalty imposed on SFR and France Telecom. The case in which the Court of Appeal ruled here for the third time concerned the pricing

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Margin squeeze: The Paris Court of Appeal annuls a fine of 18 M € in a margin squeeze case on the grounds that indispensible character of services sold to competitors by the dominant undertakings was not sufficiently established (France Télécom, SFR Cegetel and Bouygues Télécom), 27 January 2011, Concurrences N° 2-2011, Art. N° 35676, pp. 114-115

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