The French Competition Authority imposes a €435.000 fine on a construction company for exchanging information (Santerne)

City of Lille’s call for tenders: Santerne (Vinci group) fined up to €435,000 The Autorité de la concurrence fines Santerne Nord Tertiaire (subsidiary of the Vinci group) €435,000 for exchanging information with another company in a call for tenders organised by the city of Lille (Communauté Urbaine de Lille) for the maintenance and transformation of its building management systems. Background The Autorité de la concurrence has imposed a joint financial penalty of €435,000 on Santerne Nord Tertiaire (hereinafter Santerne) and several companies of the Vinci Group for engaging in concerted practices in order to distort competition, which is prohibited by Article L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce). The decision follows an

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority imposes a €435.000 fine on a construction company for exchanging information (Santerne), 4 March 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99523

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