The French Supreme Court rules that an undertaking continues to be involved in a cartel if it keeps receiving invitations to participate without clearly distancing itself and makes other participants interpret that it shares their objectives (Goodmills Deutschland / Grands moulins de Paris)

On 10 February 2021, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) ruled that an undertaking continues to be involved in a cartel if it keeps receiving invitations to participate without clearly distancing itself and when other participants interpret that this undertaking shares their objectives. On 13 March 2012, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) imposed fines totalling € 242.2 million on French and German companies for having operated several anti-competitive agreements in the packaged flour

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Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, The French Supreme Court rules that an undertaking continues to be involved in a cartel if it keeps receiving invitations to participate without clearly distancing itself and makes other participants interpret that it shares their objectives (Goodmills Deutschland / Grands moulins de Paris), 10 February 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99559

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