CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – DECISION BY ASSOCIATION OF UNDERTAKINGS – MINIMUM PRICE MAINTENANCE – ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATION

Association of undertakings: The French Competition Authority fines an architect association which vigorously imposed on its members a minimum price maintenance in relation to public tenders (Architects association)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Ignorance of competition law or a feeling of not being subject to its laws? The liberal professions will have to learn to cope with the constraints of competition. After having condemned notaries (decision no. 19-D-12 of 24 June 2019 relating to practices implemented by notaries in real estate negotiations, etc.), the French government has decided to take action against notaries in the field of competition law.) and the judicial officers (decision n° 19-D-13 of 24 June 2019 relating to practices implemented in the sector of the judicial officers), the Authority uncovered a serious pricing arrangement implemented by the architects. For several years, the

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Association of undertakings: The French Competition Authority fines an architect association which vigorously imposed on its members a minimum price maintenance in relation to public tenders (Architects association), 30 September 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93300, pp. 78-79

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