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Competition & Antitrust

Nespresso recently made a number of innovative commitments to the French Competition Authority designed to resolve competition concerns that the latter had expressed. The authority has indicated that these commitments were "the first in the world", so it will be interesting to see whether other companies will follow suit.

The European Court of Justice recently reiterated that restriction of competition 'by object' must be strictly interpreted. By expressly recommending this restrictive interpretation, the court could rekindle debate on the classification of certain practices as restrictions 'by object', in particular vertical practices, which have hitherto been forbidden per se without their effects on the market being demonstrated.

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