CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – LEVERAGING – CROSS SUBSIDIES – INCUMBENT – RAILWAYS

Exclusionary abuse : The French competition authority declines to impose the interim measures requested by a competitor of a subsidiary of the French incumbent in the railways sector but decides to continue its investigations concerning a possible exclusionary abuse (Request for interim measures relating to practices implementing by the SNCF Group in the passenger transport sector)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Authority rejects the request for interim measures filed by Transdev (a joint subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and Veolia Environnement) against Keolis and its parent company, the SNCF group, but decides to continue its investigation into the merits of the case as regards a possible abuse of their dominant position through group responses to calls for tenders issued by local authorities. Joint bids between the incumbent operator and its urban transport subsidiary could be likely to give the latter an undue advantage by creating confusion in the eyes of the awarding authorities and giving it the benefit of the resources, skills and image

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