The French Competition Authority refuses to apply antitrust law to the members of an economic unit formed by a supplier and its distributors (Punto Fa)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Authority was called upon to rule on pricing agreements allegedly implemented by a supplier and its distributors in the women's ready-to-wear sector, described as a "free commercial deposit and sales management contract", which expressly excluded qualification as an agency contract. However, as the Authority points out, there can only be an agreement subject to the prohibition of restrictive agreements between independent undertakings. Referring to the DaimlerChrysler case (CFI, 15

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  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)
  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)

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Louis Vogel, Joseph Vogel, The French Competition Authority refuses to apply antitrust law to the members of an economic unit formed by a supplier and its distributors (Punto Fa), 30 June 2009, Concurrences N° 3-2009, Art. N° 52024, www.concurrences.com

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