CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – VERTICAL AGREEMENT – ONLINE SALES OF PACKAGED TRIPS – PRELIMINARY RULING – INTERPRETATION OF THE DE MINIMIS NOTICE – APPRECIABLE EFFECT ON TRADE

De minimis notice: The French commercial Supreme Court refers to the ECJ asking if the European competition rules allow an anticompetitive practice that does not reach de minimis threshold to be pursued and punished by NCAs based on article 101§1 and national competition law (Expedia)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the appeal brought by Expedia against the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Case T-105/99 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof) Paris Appeal Court of 23 February 2010, which had confirmed Decision No. 09-D-06 relating to practices implemented by SNCF and Expedia Inc. in the the online travel sales sector, the Court of Cassation handed down a ruling on the 10 May 2011 a judgment at the end of which it stays the proceedings and remits a question referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the interpretation of the

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Alain Ronzano, De minimis notice: The French commercial Supreme Court refers to the ECJ asking if the European competition rules allow an anticompetitive practice that does not reach de minimis threshold to be pursued and punished by NCAs based on article 101§1 and national competition law (Expedia), 10 May 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 54345, “www.concurrences.com”

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