The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the appeals which contested the criteria applied in calculating the fines after having settled the case before the Competition Authority (Nestlé Purina Petcare France and Royal Canin)

By a judgment of October 10, 2013, the Paris Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) dismissed the appeals which contested the criteria applied in calculating the fines. Although appeals on such grounds should be permitted for parties who have decided to use the French settlement procedure (‘non-contestation des griefs’), the ability to challenge a fine after settling the case seems to be clearly undermined by this judgment… In March 2012, the French Competition Authority (the FCA) fined Nestlé Purina

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  • Engie (Paris)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Paris)

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Tien Hua, Arnaud Sanz, The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the appeals which contested the criteria applied in calculating the fines after having settled the case before the Competition Authority (Nestlé Purina Petcare France and Royal Canin), 10 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2013, Art. N° 72347

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