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Germany: Selective distribution and market places

Many discussions concerning e-commerce of products marketed via a selective distribution network are still carried on in the context of the Commission sectorial inquiry’s preliminary findings. This article deals with the recent evolutions that selective distribution faced and especially reviews the decisions that authorities and courts have taken on the use of market places notably in Germany.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. I. Introductory remarks: From mass distribution to marketplaces 1. E-commerce is again likely to be the subject of much discussion in the coming months, which are likely to be very busy. Indeed, at the same time as it published its Preliminary Report on e-commerce [1], the Commission organised a public consultation on the conditions of competition in e-commerce, which should enable it to publish its final report in the first half of 2017. 2. In the meantime, the Court of Justice of the European Union has been referred to the Court of Appeal in Frankfurt for a further preliminary ruling on the possibility for a supplier to prohibit authorised dealers in a

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  • Gide Loyrette Nouel (Paris)

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Franck Audran, Germany: Selective distribution and market places, November 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 81862, pp. 221-226

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