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, 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 activity

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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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