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Exclusionary abuse : The French Supreme Court confirms the sanction of exclusionary abuse practices on the mobile telecom market (Orange Caraïbe)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cass. com, Jan. 6, 2015, Orange Caribbean, No. 13-21305 13-22477 For the second time, the Commercial Chamber decides on an appeal concerning the decision of the Competition Authority in the Orange Caraïbe case, which dates back to 2009 (Aut. Conc., Dec. 09-D-36 of 9 December 2009, this chronicle). Orange Caraïbe, a subsidiary of France Telecom, was then fined, jointly and severally with its parent company, EUR 53 million for having abused its dominant position in the early 2000s. The various practices of which Orange Caraïbe was accused had in common the erection of barriers to entry into a market in which Orange had enjoyed a de facto monopoly for four

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Exclusionary abuse : The French Supreme Court confirms the sanction of exclusionary abuse practices on the mobile telecom market (Orange Caraïbe), 6 January 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2015, Art. N° 72754, pp. 94-96

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