The French Criminal Supreme Court upholds sentences inflicting prison, fines and damages for bid-rigging (Isère tarmac)

In France, Criminal prosecutions against the authors of anti-competitive practices have two characteristics. They are generally undertaken, on the one hand, against those having participated in a cartel between tenderors for a public market and, on the other, when other criminal infractions are denounced. The case under examination is an illustration of both such characteristics (see also Supreme Court, 26 September 2001, Case n°00-86438, Claude M.). The present case distinguishes itself however because the Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence) also passed comment on the behaviour sanctioned by the penal judge, but subsequently to his judgement. [Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence), 4th May 2001, Decision n° 01-D-14, concerning certain practices on the market of

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Eric David, The French Criminal Supreme Court upholds sentences inflicting prison, fines and damages for bid-rigging (Isère tarmac), 16 May 2001, e-Competitions May 2001, Art. N° 13707

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