CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – REFUSAL OF APPROVAL – ANTICOMPETITIVE EFFECTS

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the case against a car manufacturer on the grounds that it was not established that it had made the approval of its repairers subject to quantitative criteria (Garage Richard Drevet / Hyundai Motor France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The reorganisation of selective distribution networks has been at the heart of the judicial news for several years, mainly in the automotive sector where the non-renewal of a contract is generally badly experienced by the distributor or repairer. The latter rarely hesitates to take legal action against the manufacturer, but case law almost systematically finds him wrong, as illustrated once again by the decision handed down by the Paris Court of Appeal on 4 June last on an appeal against a decision of the Competition Authority which had been honoured in this column (Aut. conc., décembre no 19-D-08 du 9 mai 2019 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre dans le

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Nicolas Éréséo, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the case against a car manufacturer on the grounds that it was not established that it had made the approval of its repairers subject to quantitative criteria (Garage Richard Drevet / Hyundai Motor France), 4 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96163, pp. 111-112

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