The French administration implements the EU Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions (Decree n° 2017-305)

On 10 March 2017, France finally implemented into French law the EU Directive 2014/104 of 26 November 2014 on antitrust damages actions (see our Special Report) through Order n° 2017-303 and its implementing Decree n° 2017-305 of 9 March 2017. France was more than two months late, but there are still some EU Member states that still have yet to comply with the obligation, including Austria, Belgium, Portugal and Spain, among others. A new title in the French Commercial Code (FCC) was specifically created to gather most of the rules governing antitrust damages actions. Notwithstanding the implementation of the specific rules, the French general rules on liability still apply to damages actions (when consistent with these specific rules), with the new provisions creating only rather

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Lionel Lesur, Louise-Astrid Aberg, Aymeric Discours, The French administration implements the EU Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions (Decree n° 2017-305), 10 March 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2017, Art. N° 84181

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