French Competition Law Newsletter

Below are links to French Competition Law Newsletters that Cleary publishes regularly.


2019

December

Highlights


The French Competition Authority Closes Probe against Expedia and HRS regarding Parity Clauses

  • On December 10, 2019, the French Competition Authority decided not to continue its investigation into hotel booking platforms Expedia and HRS, initiated in 2013 after complaints from French hotel unions and the Accor group regarding certain clauses imposed by the platforms.

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The French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat) Confirms The Decision To Impose A €20 Million Fine On Fnac Darty For Failure To Comply With Commitments

  • On November 7, 2019, the Conseil d’Etat upheld the FCA decision imposing a €20 million fine on Fnac Darty for failing to comply with the commitment to divest three stores, pre-condition for clearance in the acquisition of Darty by Fnac in 2016.

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The New Caledonian Competition Authority issues its first decision to impose sanctions relating to the exclusive distribution of elevators

  • On December 26, 2019, the New Caledonian Competition Authority issued its first decision to impose sanctions, fining four undertakings, two suppliers and two distributors for having established exclusive import rights in the elevator sector (Decision 2019-PAC-05). The Authority issued a total fine of CFP 7.6 million (approx. 63,688 euros) and accepted the binding commitments offered by the four undertakings.

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