CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION – THEORY OF CUMULATIVE EFFECTS

Abuse of dominant position: The French Competition Authority rejects the qualification of abuse of dominant position and as a result, rejects the qualification of anticompetitive agreements, thereby establishing a relevant connection between these two qualifications (IT services maintenance)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The origin of this case lies in the filing of a complaint by several companies of the Econocom group, active in the IT maintenance sector, against three well-known computer hardware manufacturers: IBM, HP and Oracle. In this connection, it should be remembered that the maintenance activity may be carried out by the manufacturers themselves or by external service providers (known as third-party maintainers). As this

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Abuse of dominant position: The French Competition Authority rejects the qualification of abuse of dominant position and as a result, rejects the qualification of anticompetitive agreements, thereby establishing a relevant connection between these two qualifications (IT services maintenance), 27 June 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88164, pp. 110-111

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