The French Court of Cassation quashes a ruling of the Paris Court of Appeal which had exceptionally annulled an NCA decision for excessive duration of the investigation procedure (Luxury perfumes)

A new development has arisen in the luxury perfumes case. The Paris Court of Appeal, ruling on a referral back to it from the Court of Cassation, had exceptionally annulled a Competition Council (now Competition Authority) decision for excessive duration of the investigation procedure [1]. This judgment has now itself been quashed and annulled by the Court of Cassation. The first annulment judgment was noteworthy because the usual sanction in cases of excessive duration of proceedings is not the partial setting aside or annulment of the decision but

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Joseph Vogel, The French Court of Cassation quashes a ruling of the Paris Court of Appeal which had exceptionally annulled an NCA decision for excessive duration of the investigation procedure (Luxury perfumes), 23 November 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 34066

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