The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the dismissal of a French car repairers’ complaints against a car manufacturer’s alleged discrimination in determining membership of its authorised repair network (Hyundai)

On 4 June 2020, the Competition Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal (the “Court”) handed down a judgment dismissing the appeal filed by three car repairers (the “Claimants”) against a decision of the French Competition Authority (the “FCA”) to reject their complaint against Hyundai Motor France (“Hyundai”) for alleged discrimination in the appointment to Hyundai’s authorised repair network. By way of background, in 2016, two of the Claimants received notice of the termination of their respective authorised repairer agreements from Hyundai. The third Claimant had its request to be appointed as an authorised stand-alone repairer rejected by Hyundai. As a result, the Claimants submitted a complaint to the FCA, arguing that Hyundai maintained a general discriminatory policy within its selective

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Margot Vogels, Andrzej Kmiecik, Helga Gudmundsdottir, The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the dismissal of a French car repairers’ complaints against a car manufacturer’s alleged discrimination in determining membership of its authorised repair network (Hyundai), 4 juin 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95686

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