ALERTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – CONTINUING AND REPEATED INFRINGEMENT – LENIENCY

Continuing and repeated infringement: The French Competition Authority hands down fines worth a total of €189 million to six household appliance manufacturers by using for the first time the « continuing and repeated infringement » concept and by appliying the « Leniency Plus » programme (Electrolux, Whirlpool, Brandt…)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On December 6, 2018, the Competition Authority issued a decision No. 18-D-24 adopted on 5 December 2018 under which it imposes fines totalling €189 million on six household appliance manufacturers with a high combined market share of 70% in 2012 and marketing well-known brands (pt. 190) - BSH (Bosch, Siemens, Neff), Candy Hoover (Rosières), Eberhardt (Liebherr), Electrolux (Arthur Martin, AEG) and Whirlpool (Indesit [after its acquisition in 2014], Ariston, Scholtes) -, for having implemented two separate anti-competitive cartel practices. As a result of the splitting of the case by the Deputy Rapporteur General, the present case concerns only the

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Alain Ronzano, Continuing and repeated infringement: The French Competition Authority hands down fines worth a total of €189 million to six household appliance manufacturers by using for the first time the « continuing and repeated infringement » concept and by appliying the « Leniency Plus » programme (Electrolux, Whirlpool, Brandt…), 5 December 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 88589, www.concurrences.com

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