ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION - ONLINE SALES - HARDCORE RESTRICTION

Selective distribution: The Paris Court or appeal issues a stay of execution judgement relative to the French Competition Authority decision ordering the remove of internet provision of “product hand over” prohibiting de facto internet sales (Stihl)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By Decision No 18-D-23 of 24 October 2018, the ADLC had penalised companies in the Stihl group (hereinafter Stihl), which market chainsaws and other brushcutters, for having included in their selective distribution contracts a clause requiring the distributor to hand-deliver the product to the purchaser and thus imposing either a collection in the store or delivery in person to the purchaser's home. The Authority took the view that this "handover" obligation, formalised in Stihl's selective distribution contracts, constituted a de facto prohibition on the sale of products from its distributors' Internet sites, and thus a hardcore restriction of

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

Quotation

Karine Biancone, Selective distribution: The Paris Court or appeal issues a stay of execution judgement relative to the French Competition Authority decision ordering the remove of internet provision of “product hand over” prohibiting de facto internet sales (Stihl), 23 January 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89979, www.concurrences.com

Visites 167

All reviews