Market sharing : The Council severely punishes sharing agreements of public markets, after seizure ex officio (travaux publics en Ile de France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Council severely condemned on 21 March 2006, in the After a lengthy decision No. 06-D-07 (211 pages!), a generalized agreement distribution, via a particularly elaborate system - "tours de table", regular meetings, exchange of information and offers of coverage -, between 34 building and public works companies in the Ile-de-France public procurement market, the cartel for a total of some 40 tenders, among which are which the SNCF and RATP markets (Eole and Meteor). Qualifying these extremely serious practices, the Council has indeed imposed sanctions exemplary, since, in the case of pre-NRE offences, he did not hesitate to impose the maximum

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