CASE COMMENT: COLLUSIVE PRACTICES - ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS AND SELF EMPLOYED PROFESSIONALS

Enterprise (Notion): The French Competition Council holds that a union or a professional group cannot exercise a direct or indirect influence on the free competition within the profession (Géomètres-experts)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cons. conc. dec. no. 04-D-25 of 23 June 2004 relating to practices implemented in the field of architect's fees in project management contracts in the Aquitaine region. The liberal professions, whose importance in the EU economy is recognised, are currently the subject of sustained attention by the competition authorities. This is reflected in a Commission Communication of 9 February 2004 [COM(2004) 83 final - Not published in the OJEC] and important ECJ judgments concerning lawyers (ECJ, Case C-309/99 Wouters, 19 Feb. 2002 ECR I-1561; ECJ, Case C-35/99 Arduino, 19 Feb. 2002 ECR I-1561; v. L. IDOT, Lawyers and competition law: The meeting took place,

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Emmanuelle Claudel, Enterprise (Notion): The French Competition Council holds that a union or a professional group cannot exercise a direct or indirect influence on the free competition within the profession (Géomètres-experts), 23 June 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2004, Art. N° 1556, pp. 49-50

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