CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSE – ANTICOMPETITIVE LEVERAGE STRATEGY – DISCRIMINATION

Anticompetitive leverage strategy: The French Supreme Court rejects an appeal filed by a dominant operator in the market of medical data and confirms that a discriminatory refusal of access can be the basis of an exclusionary abuse on the connected market of client management software (Cegedim)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Court of Cassation rejects an appeal filed by Cegedim against a September 24, 2015 decision of the Paris Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals had upheld Decision No. 14-D-06 of July 8, 2014 of the French Competition Authority. which had imposed a financial penalty of EUR 5.68 million on it for abuse of a dominant position on the market in medical information databases for pharmaceutical companies for the management of medical visits. The Authority's decision and the decision of the Court of Appeal had been commented on in this column (Concurrences n° 4-2014 and No. 4-2015. As a very brief reminder of the facts, Cegedim controls a OneKey database,

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Frédéric Marty, Anticompetitive leverage strategy: The French Supreme Court rejects an appeal filed by a dominant operator in the market of medical data and confirms that a discriminatory refusal of access can be the basis of an exclusionary abuse on the connected market of client management software (Cegedim), 21 June 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84476, pp. 74-75

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