CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – FRANCE – SETTLEMENT – HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT – ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT

Settlement: The French Competition Authority fines a group of road freight transport companies for having organised customer allocation practises among its members and, on that occasion, specifies the conditions for the application of the settlement procedure (Astre)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 28 October 2019, the Competition Authority imposed a fine on a group of small and medium-sized enterprises active in road haulage for having organised practices of customer allocation among its members, through two of its entities, Astre Coopérative and Astre Commercial. On this occasion, the Authority provides details on the conditions for applying the settlement procedure. A look back at the facts In October 2017, following an investigation report by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control ("DGCCRF"), the Competition Authority decided to take up ex officio proceedings against practices in the road haulage sector.

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

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Christophe Lemaire, Marie Florent, Settlement: The French Competition Authority fines a group of road freight transport companies for having organised customer allocation practises among its members and, on that occasion, specifies the conditions for the application of the settlement procedure (Astre), 28 October 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93377, pp. 149-150

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