ALERTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – SIGNIFICANT IMBALANCE – COMPETENCE – APPLICABLE LAW – RELEVANT MARKET – BURDEN OF PROOF – SANCTIONS / FINES / PENALTIES

Significant imbalance: The Paris Commercial Court condemns a company dominant in online sales for significant imbalance (Amazon)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. If the digital giants are in the sights of the authorities, it is undoubtedly on the front of the significant imbalance that they are currently the most active, both in consumer law, where many clauses from Google, Twitter or Facebook have been qualified as abusive (TGI Paris, 12 Feb. 2019, no. 14/07224; 7 Aug. 2018, no. 14/073009; 9 Apr. 2019, no. 14/07298), and in law on restrictive practices of competition, where this was the case of Booking (T. com. Paris, 29 Nov. 2016, no. 2014027403) or Expédia (Paris, 21 June 2017, no. 15/18784). It is now Amazon's turn to be sanctioned on this basis, at a time when Regulation 2019/1150, known as the "platform to

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  • Centre de Droit de l’Entreprise (Montpellier)

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Sibylle Chaudouet, Significant imbalance: The Paris Commercial Court condemns a company dominant in online sales for significant imbalance (Amazon), 2 September 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92197, www.concurrences.com

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