CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – GROUP OF UNDERTAKINGS – NON-COMPETE CLAUSE – SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE

Settlement: The French Competition Authority fines a group of road transport undertakings for non-compete practices between its members, and specifies the conditions for obtaining a settlement (Astre)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Do we have to call him again? A grouping of undertakings may not impose a non-compete obligation between its members restricting their freedom to prospect for customers among themselves or to respond to invitations to tender. Such practices had been implemented within the Astre group, the leading European logistics transport group. The solution found by the Authority is logical, and the grouping had not contested the objections and had applied for the benefit of the settlement procedure provided for in III of Article L. 464-2 C. com. At issue were a set of measures

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Michel Debroux, Settlement: The French Competition Authority fines a group of road transport undertakings for non-compete practices between its members, and specifies the conditions for obtaining a settlement (Astre), 28 October 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93302, pp. 80-81

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