The French Supreme Court rules that parties to a commitments procedure must have access to all documents on which the case-handler has relied and to all documents submitted to the Competition Council (Canal 9/Les Indépendants)

The highest commercial court in France has for the first time addressed the question of procedural safeguards for undertakings concerned during the commitments procedure laid down in article L. 464-2, I of the Commercial Code. The aim of the procedure is “to ensure that the undertaking ceases or modifies of its own volition for the future the behaviour having created ‘competition concerns', as opposed to the handing down of a decision finding the behaviour in question to be

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Joseph Vogel, The French Supreme Court rules that parties to a commitments procedure must have access to all documents on which the case-handler has relied and to all documents submitted to the Competition Council (Canal 9/Les Indépendants), 4 November 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2008, Art. N° 23106

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