The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the French Competition Authority in the jet fuel sector in the Reunion’s island (Shell / Chevron / Total / Esso / Air France)

1. The facts In January 2003, Air France lodged a complaint before the French Competition Authority (FCA) regarding an alleged cartel between the four oil companies established in the La Reunion Island Airport during the 2002 Air France’s tender. First inquiries were made in La Reunion and near Paris in August 2003. Since (i) no conclusive evidence was found and (i) three of the concerned undertakings had their headquarters in the region of London, the FCA requested the OFT for assistance, according to Article 22 of Regulation N°1/2003. The OFT accepted to investigate on the ground of Section 65F of the Competition Act. Some conclusive evidence was found during these investigations and was used by the FCA to demonstrate the existence of the cartel. In its decision N°08-D-30 dated 4

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  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Paris)

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Eric David, The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the French Competition Authority in the jet fuel sector in the Reunion’s island (Shell / Chevron / Total / Esso / Air France), 28 March 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Amicus curiae, Art. N° 57260

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