The French Competition Council implements the leniency procedure for the first time (Door manufacturing sector)

French Competition Council (Conseil de la concurrence), 11 April 2006, Decision n° 06-D-09, regarding practices in the door manufacturing sector (relative à des pratiques mises en oeuvre dans le secteur de la fabrication des portes) On 11 April 2006, the French Competition Council (“Conseil de la concurrence”) published a decision condemning door manufacturers active in two cartels. In this case, for the first time, the Conseil de la concurrence applied the leniency procedure for cartel whistleblowers. The leniency procedure has been introduced in France by the law dated 15 May 2001 and implemented in the French Commercial Code (hereinafter “the Commercial Code”) to encourage cartel members to abandon their anti-competitive activities and to "blow the whistle" on their co-conspirators.

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  • Simmons & Simmons (Paris)
  • Hewlett Packard (Boulogne-Billancourt)

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Ombline Ancelin, Charles Saumon, The French Competition Council implements the leniency procedure for the first time (Door manufacturing sector), 11 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2006, Art. N° 1144

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