CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – GUIDELINES ON TARIFFS

Participation to a single meeting: The French Competition Authority fines a professional union and its members for implementing guidelines on tariffs and clarifies the criteria upon which a company can be held liable for a single participation to a cartel meeting (Model agency)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The model agency sector has just been hit by a decision of the Authority sanctioning, for anti-competitive agreements, the main professional union, SYNAM, and several model agencies that are members of this union. The companies in question are accused of having drawn up tariff schedules which distorted competition on this market. Significantly, the conviction is based solely on Article L. 420-1 of the Commercial Code. The modelling sector has the particularity of submitting to collective bargaining the determination of the minimum wages offered to models. This particular regulatory context, in the light of which the reasoning is conducted, perhaps explains

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Participation to a single meeting: The French Competition Authority fines a professional union and its members for implementing guidelines on tariffs and clarifies the criteria upon which a company can be held liable for a single participation to a cartel meeting (Model agency) , 29 September 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83438, pp. 96-97

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