CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - VERTICAL AGREEMENT - COMPLAINT

Vertical agreement: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the appeal brought by members of a car repair and distribution network against the decision of the French Competition Authority rejecting their complaint for lack of conclusive evidence (Garage Richard Drevet)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Several operators of the Hyundai network, which repair Hyundai vehicles, had complained to the Competition Authority about their foreclosure from the car network. They considered this action to be unlawful because they considered that they fulfilled the criteria for the selective distribution network. The Competition Authority rejected their complaint for lack of evidence. It is against this decision to reject the complaint that the action on which the Paris Court of Appeal has just ruled was brought. The Court of Appeal was therefore not asked to rule on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of the practices complained of, but simply to verify that the

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Vertical agreement: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the appeal brought by members of a car repair and distribution network against the decision of the French Competition Authority rejecting their complaint for lack of conclusive evidence (Garage Richard Drevet), 4 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96145, pp. 91-93

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