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The French Competition Authority refers for the first time a bid-rigging case to a criminal Court (Bordeaux moving sector)

Article L. 420-6, paragraph 1, of the Commercial Code creates the infraction applicable to natural persons having taken part in an anticompetitive practice. This article states: “If any natural person fraudulently takes a personal and decisive part in the conception, organisation or implementation of the practices referred to in Articles L. 420-1 and L. 420-2, this shall be punished by a prison sentence of four years and a fine of 75,000 euros”. Many classical ways may be used trigger a criminal procedure. However, the Commercial Code organises a special

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Marie-Charlotte Rouzier, The French Competition Authority refers for the first time a bid-rigging case to a criminal Court (Bordeaux moving sector), 15 March 1994, e-Competitions March 1994, Art. N° 13699

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