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Commitments: The French Competition Authority renders mandatory a number of commitments accepted by the manufacturer of well-known construction games, in order to lift the competition concerns relating to a potential discrimination against online resellers (Cdiscount, EMC Distribution / Lego)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Some sophisticated constructions are based on fragile foundations that compromise their balance. Lego, manufacturer of the famous building sets, has experienced this, following a referral to the Competition Authority by the Casino group via its online sales subsidiary Cdiscount and its central referencing office. Lego, the building set specialist, had developed a complex edifice of price differentiation with shaky foundations Casino denounced, had referred to the Competition Authority in 2015, denouncing the commercial policy implemented by Lego, the

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Michel Debroux, Commitments: The French Competition Authority renders mandatory a number of commitments accepted by the manufacturer of well-known construction games, in order to lift the competition concerns relating to a potential discrimination against online resellers (Cdiscount, EMC Distribution / Lego), 27 January 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100517, pp. 80-81

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