CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – SETTLEMENT – MACRON ACT – DECISION ORDERING FURTHER INVESTIGATION

Equality of arms: The French Competition Authority issues - seven months after they were adopted - the first two decisions which formally applied the Macron settlement (Eurochef, GAFIC, GIF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The publication by the Competition Authority of three decisions relating to practices in the professional kitchen equipment sector highlights two "firsts" which are quite contrasting in procedural terms. On the one hand, it can be seen that two of the three decisions concerned - published more than seven months after their adoption, which is unusual to say the least - implemented the settlement procedure under the Macron Act on a date which makes this case the first to have given rise to a formal application of that procedure. On the other hand, the proceedings against the company that did not settle were punctuated by a decision to refer the case back

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Ashurst (Paris)

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Christophe Lemaire, Simon Naudin, Equality of arms: The French Competition Authority issues - seven months after they were adopted - the first two decisions which formally applied the Macron settlement (Eurochef, GAFIC, GIF), 13 April 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83518, pp. 191-192

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