CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – VERTICAL AGREEMENT – INTERNET – OBJECT RESTRICTION

Object restriction: The French Competition Authority fines a practice aiming at restricting online distribution of high-end cycles and points out that this is an object restriction (Bikeurope / Trek Bicycle)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Let us quickly mention this decision by which, after a very (too?) long investigation, the Authority moderately sanctions a practice by which a manufacturer of top-of-the-range bicycles strongly reduced the freedom of its distributors to sell its products on the Internet. As the investigation has lasted almost ten years (!) since the DGCCRF's initial

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Michel Debroux, Object restriction: The French Competition Authority fines a practice aiming at restricting online distribution of high-end cycles and points out that this is an object restriction (Bikeurope / Trek Bicycle), 1 July 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92335, pp. 96-97

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