ALERT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - MARKET FORECLOSURE - RELEVANT MARKET - APPEAL

Grounds of a decision: The Paris Court of appeal approves the idea that the French Competition Authority may abstained from defining the relevant market in a case relating to a possible abuse of dominant position (Brandalley/Showroomprivé.com/Vente-privée.com)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. How can I put it? According to an 11-page judgment delivered on 12 May 2016 in the Brandalley caseThe Paris Court of Appeals simply endorses the idea that the Competition Authority can waive the delimitation of the relevant market in a case involving a possible abuse of a dominant position. However, this case is emblematic in more than one way: it involves a national champion - Vente-privee.com - and it concerns a sector - that of online commerce - in which the said Authority has nonetheless made a profession of faith to be at the forefront of competitive thinking. This is all the more shocking given that the delimitation of relevant markets is

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Alain Ronzano, Grounds of a decision: The Paris Court of appeal approves the idea that the French Competition Authority may abstained from defining the relevant market in a case relating to a possible abuse of dominant position (Brandalley/Showroomprivé.com/Vente-privée.com), 24 March 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 81036, www.concurrences.com

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