André Marie was Assistant Director-General, Head of the Competition Policy Unit, DGCCRF until the end of April 2019. He acted as the government commissioner in the competition Authority and represents the Ministry in front of the Court of Appeal. Before assuming these duties to the DGCCRF central administration in 2007, he led the national direction of competition investigation of the DGCCRF. He now focuses on training activities in competition law.
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Due to the density of this commentary, its pdf version is available HERE. In an order dated April 3, 2019, the Paris liberty and custody judge authorized a home visit and seizure of documents at the premises of Cofepp, Marie Brizard Wine § Spirits (MBWS), Copagef and Castel Frères. This (...)
Due to its density, the pdf version of this commentary is available HERE. Pursuant to Article L. 450-5 of the French Commercial Code, the DGCCRF had forwarded several indications to the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence) in the sector of the manufacture and marketing of (...)
The fact that a subsidiary that participated in an illegal agreement refuses to accept the settlement proposed by the DGCCRF does not prevent the Competition Authority from imputing the facts to the parent companies jointly and severally with the subsidiary. Such a refusal therefore carries a (...)
The fight against anti-competitive practices relies on an organization in which the Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) and the French Competition Authority (ADLC) work in close and complementary collaboration. The DGCCRF supplies prosecution (...)
The French public policies reform has led to a deep reorganization of the territorial services which has impacted on the organization of the Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF). Markets’ regulation is exercised by the "DIRECCTES " under (...)