CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COMMITMENTS – FINES – INJUNCTIONS SUBJECT TO PERIODIC PENALTY PAYMENTS

Failure to comply with commitments: The French Administrative Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against a decision of the French Competition Authority fining a telecommunication group for failure to comply with commitments in the optical fibre sector (Altice – SFR)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The soap opera Altice / SFR has made a particularly strong impression over the last two years. Does the decision of the Conseil d'État handed down on September 28, 2017 mark the final act of this season full of twists and turns? Summary of previous episodes In a decision dated October 30, 2014, the French Competition Authority authorized the acquisition of sole control of SFR by Numericable, a subsidiary of the Altice Group, subject to several structural and behavioral commitments (decree no. 14-DCC-160 of October 30, 2014, obs. S. Sorinas, M. Louvet and A. Sibon, Concurrences No. 1-2015, pp. 146-150). The first warning shot is given on 19 April 2016. 15

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Alexis Baudelin, Marie Louvet, Failure to comply with commitments: The French Administrative Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against a decision of the French Competition Authority fining a telecommunication group for failure to comply with commitments in the optical fibre sector (Altice – SFR), 28 September 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86225, pp. 123-125

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