CASE COMMENTS:UNILATERAL PRACTICES – ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDENCE – REFUSAL OF PURCHASE – ESSENTIAL FACILITIES – EARLY TERMINATION OF A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP – EXCLUSIVITY CLAUSES – CUMULATIVE EFFECT– MANUFACTURING

Abuse of economic dependence – Refusal of purchase – Exclusivity clauses: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint for abusive early termination of a contractual relationship but refers the case back to the investigation body with regard to the analysis of exclusivity clauses and their potential anticompetitive effects (Roland Vlaemynck Tisseur)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 12-D-11 of 6 April 2012 concerning a referral by Roland Vlaemynck Tisseur against practices implemented in the sector of manufacturing and marketing of industrial towels The Competition Authority (hereinafter the 'Authority') reminds us, in its Decision No 12-D-11 of 6 April 2012, that competition law is not intended to correct the strategic errors of an undertaking, even if it is the 'victim' of the conduct of another undertaking in a dominant position. In the present case, Roland Vlaemynck Tisseur (hereinafter 'RVT') referred to the Authority practices of the company Mewa (hereinafter 'Mewa') which, according to RVT, were likely to

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Abuse of economic dependence – Refusal of purchase – Exclusivity clauses: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint for abusive early termination of a contractual relationship but refers the case back to the investigation body with regard to the analysis of exclusivity clauses and their potential anticompetitive effects (Roland Vlaemynck Tisseur), 6 April 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48346, pp. 112-115

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