CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – ABUSIVE PRICING PRACTICE – INTERIM MEASURES

Energy: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds a French Competition Authority decision dismissing an interim measures request made by a new entrant in French gas market (Direct Énergie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Paris Court of Appeal rejects an appeal brought by Direct Energie, a new entrant in the gas market, against a decision of the French Competition Authority concerning the practices of Engie, the incumbent operator. The Authority had decided to continue the investigation on the merits without, however, granting the request for precautionary measures. Indeed, the complainant considered that the pricing practices in the context of market offers proposed by the incumbent operator were such as to foreclose it from the market on a basis other than that of merit. The rejection of the referral by the Court, which confirms the Authority's decision (see this

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Energy: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds a French Competition Authority decision dismissing an interim measures request made by a new entrant in French gas market (Direct Énergie), 28 July 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82047, pp. 99-100

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