*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 17 August 2017, the Competition Authority published online a decision http://www.autoritedelaconcurrence.... No. 17-D-15 of 9 August 2017. This decision follows the Authority's referral on the merits of the case, together with a request for protective measures, from the Fédération des Industries Nautiques (FIN), a trade association of companies in the nautical sector. The trade association considered that it had been ousted from the organisation of the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show (the Yachting Festival), which it had set up by Reed Expositions France (REF), one of the three most important players in the French market for the organisation of
ALERT: UNILATERAL PRACTICE - MARKET TEST - COMMITMENTS - EXCLUSIVITY - LIBERALISATION - GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET
Abuse of economic dependence: The French Competition Authority rules that the exclusion of an association of companies operating in the yachting industry from an international yachting fair has not been shown to affect the relevant market (FIN/Yachting/REF)
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