CONFERENCE - COMPETITION LAW - SANCTIONS

Sanctions in competition law (Paris, 31 Oct. 2012)

Competition law violations give rise to various types of sanction: administrative, civil, penal or even professional. Frédéric Jenny analyzes the interest of each type of sanction, puts into context the expected deterrent effect of administrative sanctions and focuses on the need to determine the best combination of instruments. Louis Vogel highlights one of the paradoxes of the implementation of administrative sanctions today: the administrative framework of sanctions through guidelines, intended to improve legal certainty for businesses, has mostly resulted in harsher penalties. To ensure a better equilibrium in the legal system, it would undoubtedly be desirable to improve the detection of infringements and to avoid the risk of companies paying twice for the same infringement. Joseph Vogel points out that for all protagonists it is crucial to find out about, and if possible to anticipate, civil liability actions, in terms of preparation for defense, procedure and trial. Jean-Bernard Blaise analyzes the criminal sanctions under competition law from the dual angles of substantive and prospective law.

Les sanctions du droit de la concurrenceL’articulation des sanctions en matière de droit de la concurrence du point de vue économique Frédéric JENNY Professeur à l’ESSEC, codirecteur du Centre européen du droit et d’économie de l’ESSEC 1. Les sanctions en matière de droit de la concurrence sont diverses. Elles peuvent être administratives, civiles, pénales ou encore professionnelles. Ces diverses sanctions obéissent à des règles juridiques différentes, ont des portées différentes et sont infligées par des organismes différents (tribunaux pénaux, tribunaux civils ou autorités de concurrence). En outre, une même infraction peut faire l’objet de plusieurs sanctions (par exemple une amende administrative et une sanction pénale ou encore une amende administrative et une condamnation à réparer le préjudice subi

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
  • ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)
  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)

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Jean-Bernard Blaise, Frédéric Jenny, Louis Vogel, Joseph Vogel, Sanctions in competition law (Paris, 31 Oct. 2012), February 2013, Concurrences N° 1-2013, Art. N° 50527, www.concurrences.com

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