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Apple France SARL and ors v Tech Data France SAS and ors, Infringement decision, Decision 20-D-04, OCL 300 (FR 2020), 16th March 2020, France; French Competition Authority

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2022

To what extent a technology company’s upstream—detailed—allocation of products and customers between its two wholesalers amounted to an anticompetitive restriction of wholesalers’ clientele.

To what extent a technology company’s recommended prices on premium resellers amounted to an anticompetitive vertical restriction on prices in light of their parallel web of contractual clauses and set of behaviours that substantially restricted the premium resellers’ market freedom.

To what extent a technology company’s distribution system subjected premium resellers to a situation of economic dependency and whether the company abused such dependency.

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