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Selective distribution for cosmetics and EU competition rules on online sales
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • European Union, France
  • 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


Blocking online sales: new ruling from European Court of Justice
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, France
  • October 14 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a restriction imposed on the online sale of cosmetics and personal care products breaches EU competition rules and cannot be justified in the terms of the block exemption for distribution and supply agreements


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


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


Sporting goods company bends the knee on marketplace distribution
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • France, Germany
  • December 1 2015

On 18 November 2015, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") issued a press release announcing that it was putting an end to its investigation of


Quelles règles pour les logiciels de blocage de publicités en ligne après le rejet des plaintes visant AdBlock Plus en Allemagne ?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France, Germany
  • October 16 2015

Le marché de la publicité en ligne est marqué depuis quelques années par une accélération de l'usage des logiciels de blocage de la publicité - ou


French court refers question to ECJ on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution systems
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • 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


International Retail Legal Update - On-line versus off-line sales in France
  • Eversheds LLP
  • France
  • January 24 2012

Recently a company active in the retail market for appliances and consumer electronics notified the acquisition of one of its competitors to the French Competition Authority


Opinion of the French Competition Authority on the competitive operation of the e-commerce sector
  • Bersay & Associes
  • France
  • November 26 2012

On 18 September 2012, the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) published an opinion on e-commerce, setting out the findings of the sector inquiry it conducted in 2011