CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FINES – INABILITY TO PAY

Delivery service: The French Competition Authority heavily fines twenty “undertakings", for a cartel on the classic and express package delivery markets from 2004 to 2010, but takes into account financial difficulties of some of them (Traditional and express delivery service)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It was after Deutsche Bahn and its subsidiaries were denounced (for the purpose of "leniency") in 2008 in the traditional mail sector and in 2010 in the express mail sector, and after "non-contestation of objections" procedures with seven other "undertakings" that the Competition Authority imposed sanctions, by a decision of 15 December 2015, no less than twenty "undertakings", for a total of more than EUR 670 million, as a result, in particular, of repeated consultations between competitors on annual tariff increases from 2004 to 2010. Offences, after all, classic in their purpose... In this case, the Authority found that 'round tables were regularly

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Ludovic Bernardeau, Delivery service: The French Competition Authority heavily fines twenty “undertakings", for a cartel on the classic and express package delivery markets from 2004 to 2010, but takes into account financial difficulties of some of them (Traditional and express delivery service), 15 December 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77649, pp. 87-88

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