CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EXCLUSIVITY CLAUSE – TRANSACTION

Loyalty rebates: The French National Competition Authority fines the telecommunications’ sector incumbent for having abusively hindered the development of its competitors in the business market and prefigures the future transaction procedure (Orange)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The French Competition Authority is fining the incumbent telecoms operator €350 million for a series of exclusionary practices against its competitors in the electronic communications market for business (non-residential) customers. A first peculiarity of the decision is the diversity of the practices at stake and their exceptional duration, given that the company has been sanctioned several times for similar practices in the same period. The second peculiarity relates to the sanction itself. Not only is it the highest financial penalty ever imposed by the Authority (and also accompanied by injunctions), but the Decision also has the particularity

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Loyalty rebates: The French National Competition Authority fines the telecommunications’ sector incumbent for having abusively hindered the development of its competitors in the business market and prefigures the future transaction procedure (Orange), 17 December 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79073, pp. 106-111

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