CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – TRANSACTION – MACRON ACT

Transaction: The French Competition Authority makes an early application of the new transaction procedure introduced by the Macron law

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case, which concerns Orange's behaviour on the business customer market, received extensive media coverage on the eve of the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Competition Authority itself issued a particularly long and detailed press release (containing its own summary and boxes identifying the points deemed essential). The decision was particularly noteworthy for the size of the penalty imposed: 350 million euros, the largest fine imposed by the Competition Authority for an individual company. However, its exceptional nature is not limited to the quantum of the sanction. Its method of preparation also deserves attention in that it makes an early

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris)

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Christophe Lemaire, Transaction: The French Competition Authority makes an early application of the new transaction procedure introduced by the Macron law, 17 December 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77926, pp. 182-184

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