CONFERENCE - AFEC - CONTRACTING PRACTICES - COMPETITION LAW - CONVERGENCES

Contractual practices and competition (Paris, October 25th 2010)

This article reproduces the opening papers delivered at the AFEC conference on contractual practices and competition law in Paris on October 25, 2010. According to the Professor Chagny, the examination of the links between contractual practices and competition law lato sensu reveals convergences between law of anti-competitive practices and law of restrictive practices. They exercise on contractual practices control ab initio and submit them to large penalties. Reciprocally, the contractual mechanisms are greeted by the competition law and the management of the competition law by the contracting practice appears possible, under certain limitations.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Contract Practices and Competition LawAbout us Laurence IDOT Professor at the University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas, President of the AFEC, Member of the Competition Authority 1. Ladies and Gentlemen, Presidents, colleagues and friends, 2. I am very pleased to welcome you for this colloquium on "Competition law and contractual practices" in this place, the Commercial Court of Paris, which could not be better chosen for such a subject. On behalf of the AFEC and in a personal capacity, I would like to warmly thank the President of Baecque who is hosting us, but also his administrative team who has done everything possible to make our task easier and allow

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Laurence Idot, Muriel Chagny, Dominique de Gramont, Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Martine Behar-Touchais, Yann Utzschneider, Michel Ponsard, Jean-Daniel Bretzner, Valérie Pironon, Marie-Hélène Huertas, Louis Martin, Contractual practices and competition (Paris, October 25th 2010), February 2011, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 33946, www.concurrences.com

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