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Restriction by object: The French Supreme Court censures the Paris Court of Appeal for having adopted an extensive interpretation of the concept of restriction of competition ’by object’ (Postal bank, BNP Paribas)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 29 January 2020, the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation handed down a new ruling in the image-Czech exchange commissions case.. It adopts a solution on the question of the existence of a restriction by object in line with European case law resulting from the bank cards judgmentof 11 September 2014. (pt. 58) and the Maxima Latvijajudgment of 26 November 2015 (pt. 18), but also in line with the conclusions of Advocate General Wahl (pt. 74) and, more recently, those of Advocate General Bobek (pt. 40), according to which the concept of restriction of competition "by object" must be interpreted restrictively. We remember that after a

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Alain Ronzano, Restriction by object: The French Supreme Court censures the Paris Court of Appeal for having adopted an extensive interpretation of the concept of restriction of competition ’by object’ (Postal bank, BNP Paribas), 29 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93114, www.concurrences.com

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