The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the NCA decision fining a cartel in the public passenger urban transport market with reference to the EC Commission’s notice on effect on trade (Keolis - Connex - Transdev)

Background In a decision dated July 5, 2005 (See J.-P. de la Laurencie et M. Courtaigne-Op, The French Competition Authority fined three French major companies for implementing a cartel in the public passenger urban transport market, with potential appreciable effect on trade between Member States (Kéolis, Connex and Transdev), e-Competitions, September 2005, Volume I, n° 251) the French Competition Council held that three major groups, namely Kéolis, Connex and Transdev, active in the national public passenger road transport market, had infringed Article L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code and Article 81 of the EC Treaty by participating in market partitioning. It is important to remember that the Competition Council imposed significant penalties on the involved companies. Such

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  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Paris)
  • Eversheds Sutherland (Paris)

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Noëlle Lenoir, Dan Roskis, The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the NCA decision fining a cartel in the public passenger urban transport market with reference to the EC Commission’s notice on effect on trade (Keolis - Connex - Transdev), 7 February 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2006, Art. N° 471

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