CASE COMMENTS: DISTRIBUTION – SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION – QUANTITATIVE CRITERIA – QUALITATIVE CRITERIA – REFUSAL OF APPROVAL

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal rules once again on the lawfulness of the refusal of approval of a car distributor under antitrust law and confirms the "absorption" of qualitative selection criteria by quantitative criteria (Safirauto / Hyundai Motor France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The dispute over the legality of refusing to approve distributors within selective distribution networks is not drying up, as shown by an interesting decision handed down on 24 June 2020 by the Paris Court of Appeal. The facts of this case are classic. The promoter of a selective distribution network for motor vehicles had terminated all its distribution contracts with French dealers before the entry into force of EU Regulation 330/2010. It had not offered new distribution contracts to some of them. The latter, considering that they had been expelled from the network despite fulfilling the promoter's licensing requirements, had then sued the promoter for

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Anne-Cécile Martin, Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal rules once again on the lawfulness of the refusal of approval of a car distributor under antitrust law and confirms the "absorption" of qualitative selection criteria by quantitative criteria (Safirauto / Hyundai Motor France), 24 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96164, pp. 112-114

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