The French Supreme Court upholds fines based on dawn raids carried out by the UK Competition Authority in jet fuels cartel (Chevron Products / Shell / Total Outre-mer / Air France)

A French Competition Authority infringement decision based on dawn raids carried out by the UK Office of Fair Trading has been upheld by France’s highest court. In a second ruling in the jet fuels cartel appeal, the French Supreme Court has upheld the 2008 decision of the French Competition Authority which imposed fines totalling €41.1m on four jet fuel companies. The companies were found to have colluded during a tender process conducted by Air France at la Réunion Airport. In upholding the decision, the Supreme Court confirmed the validity of the first inspections

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Ombline Ancelin, Florence de Bakker, The French Supreme Court upholds fines based on dawn raids carried out by the UK Competition Authority in jet fuels cartel (Chevron Products / Shell / Total Outre-mer / Air France), 20 January 2015, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 77234

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