CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – DISTRIBUTION – RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE – NATIONAL LAW

Resale price: The Paris Court of Appeal sanctions a mechanism of resale price maintenance on the sole basis of national competition law provisions (Bubble diving / La Spirotechnique)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Paris Court of Appeal, hearing a civil action for compensation for the consequences of a vertical cartel practice, characterizes the anti-competitive practice and sanctions the supplier (the company Spirotechnique) to compensate the damage suffered by one of its distributors (the company Bubble Diving). The case, which is fairly standard, is of interest in several respects. First of all, with regard to procedural issues, we note that, once again, it is with regard to vertical relations that, most often, so-called stand alone actions are brought, i.e. actions brought without the prior decision of the Competition Authority. The DGCCRF had indeed been

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Resale price: The Paris Court of Appeal sanctions a mechanism of resale price maintenance on the sole basis of national competition law provisions (Bubble diving / La Spirotechnique), 19 December 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90138, pp. 73-74

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