CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – DENIGRATION – PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MARKETS – CUMULATIVE EFFECT

Cumulative effect: The French Competition Authority decides not to pursue practices implemented by large computer manufacturers in the sector of computer maintenance (Computer maintenance)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By a decision of 27 June 2018, the Competition Authority (the Authority) found that there was no need to continue the proceedings initiated following the referral by the Econocom Group (Econocom) concerning alleged practices by the IT manufacturers IBM, HP and Oracle in the hardware maintenance sector. Econocom is an IT service provider providing, in particular, hardware or software maintenance services for servers and computer storage solutions as a "third party maintainer", as opposed to manufacturers providing maintenance services for their own equipment themselves. Econocom criticised these IT manufacturers for having implemented a global

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Cumulative effect: The French Competition Authority decides not to pursue practices implemented by large computer manufacturers in the sector of computer maintenance (Computer maintenance), 27 June 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88159, pp. 117-119

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