CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – INCUMBENT – EXCLUSIONARY PRICES – INTERIM MEASURES

Exclusionary abuse : The French Competition Authority pronounces interim measures in order to prevent potential exclusionary effects stemming from the price practices of the French gas sector incumbent (Direct Energie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On October 13, 2015, Direct Energie, a competitor of Engie in the gas supply sector (of which it was, through GDF, the former legal monopoly), filed a complaint with the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) for alleged anti-competitive foreclosure practices implemented by the latter on certain customer segments subscribing to market offers. This referral is accompanied by a request for protective measures. It should also be noted that this referral follows an initial decision of the Authority dated September 9, 2014, which has already given rise to protective measures (Decision No. 14-MC-02confirmed on October 31, 2014 by the Paris

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary abuse : The French Competition Authority pronounces interim measures in order to prevent potential exclusionary effects stemming from the price practices of the French gas sector incumbent (Direct Energie) , 2 May 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80815, pp. 82-84

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