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Prescription : The French Supreme Court rules that the transmission of the DGCCRF case handler report to the Competition Council suspends the prescription (Guerlain)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts On 21 October 1998, the Competition Council took up the competition situation in the luxury perfume sector on its own initiative. In September 2000, an administrative investigation report by the DGCCRF was filed with the rapporteur and transmitted to the Council. In June 2003, the rapporteur requested information from the perfumery companies in question on their financial and legal situation. By decision dated March 13, 2006, the Board sanctioned these companies for participating in price cartels between 1997 and 2000. The Court of Appeal overturned this decision in so far as it concerned the luxury cosmetics market and reduced the amount of the

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Prescription : The French Supreme Court rules that the transmission of the DGCCRF case handler report to the Competition Council suspends the prescription (Guerlain), 10 July 2008, Concurrences N° 4-2008, Art. N° 27658, www.concurrences.com

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