CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – FRANCE - SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – REFUSAL OF SALE – TERMINATION OF A SUPPLY CONTRACT

Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint against a car manufacturer for lack of evidence and confirms the freedom to reorganize selective distribution networks (Hyundai)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a case brought by three companies operating motor vehicle garages, the Competition Authority answered the question whether the Korean manufacturer Hyundai should be sanctioned for an anti-competitive cartel due to a policy of discriminatory selection of its authorised repairers. Victims in 2016 of a refusal of approval or termination of their contracts, the companies complained that the manufacturer had implemented a "general policy" consisting of excluding from its network repairers who did not carry on a parallel activity of resale of vehicles. The suspicion has been recurrent for several years, the same grievance having recently been formulated

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Nicolas Éréséo, Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint against a car manufacturer for lack of evidence and confirms the freedom to reorganize selective distribution networks (Hyundai) , 9 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91467, pp. 99-100

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