A French Court refuses to grant damages to alleged victim of the vitamin cartels (Juva/Hoffmann La Roche)

On 26 January 2007, the Paris Commercial Court dismissed one of the still infrequent private actions claiming compensation for damage allegedly suffered as a result of anticompetitive behaviour [1]. In a decision dated 21 November 2001, the European Commission imposed fines totalling €855.23 million on the manufacturers of different vitamin products [2]. They were found to have “entered into and participated in a series of continuing agreements contrary to Article 81(1) of the Treaty and 53 EEA by which they fixed prices for the different products, allocated sales quotas, agreed in and implemented price increases (...)”. On the basis of the European Commission's decision of 21 November 2001, Laboratoires Juva Santé and Laboratoires Juva Production SED (Laboratoires Juva) brought a claim

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  • Jones Day (Paris)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paris)

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Elie Kleiman, Alexandra Szekely, A French Court refuses to grant damages to alleged victim of the vitamin cartels (Juva/Hoffmann La Roche), 26 January 2007, e-Competitions January 2007, Art. N° 13385

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