The French Commercial Supreme Court partly annuls the Paris Court of Appeal’s judgment on illicit exchange of sensitive information in the mobile telephony cartel, thus strengthening the standard of proof (Bouygues Telecom SFR and Orange)

French Commercial Supreme Court [Cour de cassation (Chambre commerciale, financière et économique)], 29 June 2007, Bouygues Telecom, Orange, SFR, Cases n° U 07-10.303, Z 07-10.354 and W 07-10.397 http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspa... http://www.conseil-concurrence.fr/d... Proceedings In its decision of November 25, 2005, the French Competition Council imposed record fines - up to a global amount of € 534 million - on the three main mobile phone operators in France (namely Bouygues Telecom, SFR and Orange France) for cartel practices infringing of Articles L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code and 81 EC [1]. As reported previously in the Bulletin [2], the practices concerned exchange of sensitive information between competitors on an oligopoly market on the one hand, and market

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

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Noëlle Lenoir, Dan Roskis, Charlotte-Mai Doremus, The French Commercial Supreme Court partly annuls the Paris Court of Appeal’s judgment on illicit exchange of sensitive information in the mobile telephony cartel, thus strengthening the standard of proof (Bouygues Telecom SFR and Orange), 29 June 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2007, Art. N° 14050

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