CASE COMMENT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - ABUSE OF ECONOMIC DEPENDANCE - HORIZONTAL CARTEL - VERTICAL AGREEMENT - RESTRICTION OF SALE - REFUSAL TO SUPPLY

Online sale: The French National Competition Authority rejects most claims made by a hard-discount consumer electronics retailer against a television manufacturer but decides to further investigate potential restrictions of passive and active sales on marketplaces (Concurrence / Samsung)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 28 July 2014, the Competition Authority posted online a decision n° 14-D-07 of 23 July 2014 concerning practices implemented in the distribution sector of brown goods, in particular televisions. Competition, a company specialising in the sale of consumer electronics products to individuals at discount prices, in particular television sets (90% of turnover), has again referred the matter to the Competition Authority. This time it denounced no less than seven anti-competitive practices involving (i) Samsung's abuse of its economic dependence, (ii) a vertical agreement between Samsung and distributors in its selective network to restrict its active and

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Alain Ronzano, Online sale: The French National Competition Authority rejects most claims made by a hard-discount consumer electronics retailer against a television manufacturer but decides to further investigate potential restrictions of passive and active sales on marketplaces (Concurrence / Samsung), 23 July 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 70276, www.concurrences.com

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