CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES – LAW REFORM – BILL

Abuse of economic dependence: The French Parliament debates on the reform of abuse of economic dependence concept so as to facilitate its implementation

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The fight against the abuses of mass distribution is one of the major recurring themes of competition law (one could even say, a sea snake of competition law). A bill aimed at better defining the abuse of economic dependence is the umpteenth episode in this saga, which reflects the inability of French law to truly regulate the balance of power in this sector (on this issue, see the "Trends" dossier: French distribution law after the law of 6 August 2015. More specifically, the bill intends to revise Article L. 420-2 of the Commercial Code in order to facilitate the implementation of the text by the Competition Authority. The text was tabled on

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Jean-Christophe Roda, Abuse of economic dependence: The French Parliament debates on the reform of abuse of economic dependence concept so as to facilitate its implementation, 6 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80833, pp. 99-101

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