The Paris Court of Appeal rejects an appeal lodged against the conditions of search and seizure operations conducted by the Competition Authority at the premises of a leading international group in the transport and delivery service sector (TNT Express)

On October 4, 2011, the delegate of the first President of the Paris Court of Appeal issued three orders relating to competition search and seizure operations conducted by the French National Competition Authority (the «NCA«) at the premises of TNT Express and TNT Express France («TNT«), SARL Geodis Division Messagerie Services GDMS, and La Fédération des Entreprises de Transport Logistique de France, in the traditional, rapid and express transport and delivery services. These orders dismiss the appeal lodged, respectively, by each of the above mentioned companies challenging the validity of the search and seizure operations. In particular, they confirm the indivisibility of electronic mailboxes and follow the most recent French Supreme Court's case law holding valid the global seizure of

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  • Juliette Goyer Avocat
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Juliette Goyer, Mathias Pigeat, The Paris Court of Appeal rejects an appeal lodged against the conditions of search and seizure operations conducted by the Competition Authority at the premises of a leading international group in the transport and delivery service sector (TNT Express), 4 October 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2011, Art. N° 40924

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