The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal brought by the French Competition Authority and rejects the claim that the sanction violated the prohibition on double jeopardy (Unilever / Henkel / Procter & Gamble / Colgate Palmolive)

On 30 January 2014, the Paris Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) dismissed the appeals brought against the decision of the French Competition Authority (FCA) in the consumer detergents sector, by confirming that the infringements sanctioned by the European Commission (Commission) and the FCA were different and did not constitute a single, complex and continuous infringement (SCCI) which had been the subject of a prior sanction, thereby rejecting the claim that the FCA sanction violated the prohibition on double jeopardy (non bis in idem). Following appeals brought against the FCA’s decision of 8

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  • Engie (Paris)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Paris)

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Tien Hua, Arnaud Sanz, The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal brought by the French Competition Authority and rejects the claim that the sanction violated the prohibition on double jeopardy (Unilever / Henkel / Procter & Gamble / Colgate Palmolive), 30 January 2014, e-Competitions January 2014, Art. N° 72345

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