*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On October 12, 2021, the French Competition Authority issued a decision n° 21-d-24 in which it sanctioned the company Espace Foot for having implemented, between July 2002 and September 18, 2018, a generalized agreement with its franchisees to fix the sales prices to consumers of products marketed in stores under its name. The rapporteur-general decided, on the basis of Article L. 463-3 of the Commercial Code, that the case would be examined by the Authority without a prior report. In 2020,
ALERTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – SANCTIONS / FINES / PENALTIES – FRANCHISE AGREEMENT – DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT – VERTICAL RESTRAINTS – PRICE FIXING – FIXED PRICES – PRICE COORDINATION
Sanctions: The French Competition Authority imposes a €25,000 fine for a vertical price fixing practice (Espace foot)
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