CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EXPLOITATIVE AND EXCLUSIONARY ABUSES – ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE

Exploitative and exclusionary abuses: The French Competition Authority dismisses a claim and a request for interim measures of an independent electricity suppliers association against the French independent system operator and incumbent on the basis of exclusionary and exploitative abuses (EDF and RTE)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 11-D-09 of June 8, 2011 concerning practices implemented by EDF and RTE in the electricity sector (See also, "Regulations" column, infra, obs. E. Guillaume) The French Competition Authority (hereinafter the Authority) declares inadmissible, on the basis of Article L. 462 8 of the French Commercial Code, a referral from the Syndicat national des producteurs d'énergie thermique (hereinafter SNPIET) relating to market behaviour by RTE and EDF, and at the same time rejects its request for protective measures. The SNPIET brings together some twenty-two companies, which were created by the producers of thermal electric power not

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Frédéric Marty, Exploitative and exclusionary abuses: The French Competition Authority dismisses a claim and a request for interim measures of an independent electricity suppliers association against the French independent system operator and incumbent on the basis of exclusionary and exploitative abuses (EDF and RTE), 8 June 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37362, pp. 110-115

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