The Paris Court of Appeal annuls a decision by the French Competition Council fining 7 physicians’ unions for colluding to increase their fees (Union nationale des médecins spécialistes confédéés a. o. vs Association Familles rurales)

In a ruling of 18 March 2009, the Paris Court of Appeal (the "Court") annulled a decision by the French Competition Council (the "Decision" and the "Council") [1] to fine 7 physicians' unions for an agreement among their members to increase fees charged to patients. These practices ran for varying periods of time depending on the union and were implemented between the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2005. Facts of the case Following a complaint brought by a consumers' association, the Council found that a number

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Lionel Lesur, The Paris Court of Appeal annuls a decision by the French Competition Council fining 7 physicians’ unions for colluding to increase their fees (Union nationale des médecins spécialistes confédéés a. o. vs Association Familles rurales), 18 March 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2009, Art. N° 26798

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