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Restriction by object: The French Supreme Civil Court censures the Paris Court of Appeal for having classified an interbank commission as a restriction of competition by object in the name of the principle of restrictive interpretation of the restriction by object (Banque Postale, Crédit Mutuel, BNP Paribas...)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. As a sign of its importance, the judgment under review is not only intended to be published in the Bulletin, but also benefits from an enrichment of its motivation. This means that the concept of restriction of competition by object, which is at the heart of its solution, is the subject of debate and is of fundamental interest to the High Court in terms of the unity of case law and decision-making practice in antitrust law. Facts. As early as 2003, the former Competition Council took up ex officio a competition case concerning the rates and tied conditions applied by banks for the processing of cheques submitted by companies for collection. The

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Lucas Bettoni, Restriction by object: The French Supreme Civil Court censures the Paris Court of Appeal for having classified an interbank commission as a restriction of competition by object in the name of the principle of restrictive interpretation of the restriction by object (Banque Postale, Crédit Mutuel, BNP Paribas...) , 29 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94758, www.concurrences.com

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