CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSES – DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES – PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY

Discriminatory practices: The French Competition Authority dismisses a claim related to alleged discriminatory practices undertaken by the French incumbent in the photovoltaic electricity sector (Photovoltaic electricity)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The decision handed down on 4 July last concerns a case initiated by a referral of 21 June 2012 which had already given rise to a decision on a request for provisional measures (Dec. No. 13-D-04 of 14 Feb. 2013).) and a first decision on the merits concerning one of the aspects of the case (Dec. No. 13-D-20 of 17 Dec. 2013). The request for provisional measures (commented on in this column in No. 2-2013 of our review) had been rejected for lack of elements to characterize an emergency situation. The decision on the merits of the case concerned predatory practices, which were based on anti-competitive leverage strategies linked in particular to confusion

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Discriminatory practices: The French Competition Authority dismisses a claim related to alleged discriminatory practices undertaken by the French incumbent in the photovoltaic electricity sector (Photovoltaic electricity), 4 July 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88163, pp. 119-121

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