CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – DAMAGE – CAUSAL LINK

Exclusion: The Paris commercial court awards €50 million in damages to a telecom company who lost revenues by not being able to enter the second home market because of exclusionary practices by the dominant operator (SFR)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Paris Commercial Court, 15th district, Feb. 12, 2014, SFR v. France Telecom The judgment handed down by the Paris Commercial Court in the case SFR v. France Télécom would greatly simplify competition law if it were not overturned on appeal for lack of legal basis. Both the method for delimiting the market and the classification of abuse are reduced to their simplest form. However, it has to be said that the logic underlying the reasoning of the consular judges is quite different from that which usually prevails in competition law. The case that gave rise to this brief and curious judgment is simple: SFR accused France Télécom of abusively monopolizing the

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Exclusion: The Paris commercial court awards €50 million in damages to a telecom company who lost revenues by not being able to enter the second home market because of exclusionary practices by the dominant operator (SFR), 12 February 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2014, Art. N° 65682, pp. 90-96

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