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Selective distribution for cosmetics and EU competition rules on online sales

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 16 2011

On March 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Ján Mazák issued a nonbinding opinion on Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi (Case C-43909

French Supreme Court: Google did not abuse dominant position

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • June 3 2013

On 16 April 2013, the French Supreme Court upheld the Paris Court of Appeals decision of 16 November 2011, thus confirming that Google did not abuse

The French Competition Authority published an opinion on e-commerce

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • France
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  • September 27 2012

In view of the important role of e-commerce, the French Competition Authority (FCA) wished to highlight its appraisal of competition law principles in this field

Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company

Google facing new antitrust complaints in France and Germany, following action in Italy

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • France, Germany
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  • February 2 2010

Google has been the subject of scrutiny in a number of EU Member States recently, raising the prospect of an EU-wide investigation at some point in the near future

Cosmetic company’s indirect ban on online selling ruled illegal

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • December 1 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that a contractual ban on internet sales in a selective distribution arrangement will generally infringe EU law in the absence of good objective justification

The Court of Justice rules in a preliminary reference on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution agreements

  • Stibbe
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  • European Union, France
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  • November 23 2011

On 13 October 2011, the Court of Justice found that, in the context of a selective distribution system, a contractual clause, which results in an absolute ban on internet selling is a restriction by object within the meaning of Article 101(1) TFEU unless it is objectively justified

French court refers question to ECJ on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution systems

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, France
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  • December 31 2009

In 2006 the French Competition Council opened proceedings against eleven cosmetics producers for having imposed an absolute and general ban on members of their respective selective distribution systems from selling their products to end customers via the internet

Commission to intervene in French online selective distribution dispute

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 15 2009

The European Commission is preparing to submit comments before the Paris Court of Appeal in a case brought by cosmetic manufacturer Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmétique (Pierre Fabre) against a French Competition Authority decision

Advocate General's opinion on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution agreements

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • France
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  • March 21 2011

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique (PFDC) which is a manufacturer of cosmetic and personal care products, challenged the decision of the (now) Autorité de la Concurrence (French Competition Authority) before the Cour d'appel de Paris (Paris Court of Appeal) that PFDC's banning of all internet sales under its distribution agreements constituted anti-competitive agreements which infringed the French Commercial Code as well as EU competition law