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France: Will a prohibition in a distribution agreement against sales on a marketplace website soon be prohibited in France?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • France
  • April 13 2016

Since the landmark Pierre Fabre decision, there is no longer any doubt that imposing a blanket prohibition on selling via internet in a selective

When can sales via online platforms be restricted?
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, France
  • December 23 2015

On 18 November 2015, the Autorité de la concurrence (the “French Competition Authority” or “FCA”) obtained confirmation from adidas

French Competition Authority (FCA) closes investigation against Adidas online sales policy
  • Vaish Associates Advocates
  • France
  • December 14 2015

FCA stated in an opinion note in September 2012 that manufacturers are free to organise their distribution methods provided that they do not restrict

Competition News April 2016
  • Dentons
  • European Union, France
  • April 14 2016

With four decisions of March 10, 2016, the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) reminded the European Commission of its obligation to state properly

EU & Competition Law Update - December 2015
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Italy
  • December 8 2015

In an important case for real estate developers and landlords, the European Court of Justice clarified the relationship between EU competition law

Online selling: is it still possible to prohibit sales via online marketplaces in France?
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 8 2016

The French Competition Authority (FCA) has recently ruled that although qualitative criteria may be applied to online marketplaces, their use may not

French Supreme Court: Google did not abuse dominant position
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • 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
  • France
  • 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

Most favored nation clauses under the microscope in France
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • European Union, France
  • February 10 2015

The anti-competitive effects of price parity clauses used by online travel agencies ("OTAs") in their contracts with hoteliers have been under

Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 19 2012

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