CASE COMMENT : MERGER - FRANCHISE - CONTROL

Merger - Franchise : The French Competition Authority holds that a franchisor-franchisee relationship can, under certain conditions, be subject to merger control (Evolis)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. French Competition Authority, decision n°09-DCC-06 of 20 May 2009 relating to the acquisition of exclusive control of EVOLIS SAS by ITM ENTREPRISES. Facts ITM ALIMENTAIRE EST owns the INTERMARCHE brand. It has concluded a membership contract and a brand contract with EVOLIS SAS allowing the operation of an INTERMARCHE store. ITM ALIMENTAIRE EST wished to acquire all the shares of EVOLIS SAS from Mr and Mrs JUGGERY, the store managers. Noting that this transaction was controllable under Articles L. 430-1 et seq. of the French Commercial Code, it notified this transaction to the French Competition Authority. Decision "ITM Entreprises is already in a

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Didier Ferrier, Merger - Franchise : The French Competition Authority holds that a franchisor-franchisee relationship can, under certain conditions, be subject to merger control (Evolis), 20 May 2009, Concurrences N° 3-2009, Art. N° 29649, www.concurrences.com

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