LEGAL PRACTICES : FRENCH COMPETITION COUNCIL - PROCEDURE - PRACTICAL GUIDANCE - MODERNIZATION - NON-CONTEST PROCEDURE

Proceedings before the French NCA: "Good practices" guidance

The French Conseil de la concurrence underwent a velvet revolution in 2006 / 2007, when it decided to launch a comprehensive dialogue on its rules of procedure with the competition bar. This initiative led to setting out a number of procedural good practices aimed at giving further practical guidance on the daily operation of the rules of the Code of Commerce. It also helped in building consensus on potential legislative evolutions, such as a simplification of the rules on the protection of business secrets or a modernization of the non-contest procedure.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. For the Competition Council, 2007 was marked in particular by a wide-ranging consultation with the lawyers of the bar association specialising in competition matters. 2. This exercise, hitherto unpublished (I), has proved extremely positive (II), in that it has led to the identification of a set of procedural guidelines and good practices (III). The six months that have elapsed since then have made it possible to draw up an initial practical assessment (IV), which hopefully augurs well for the future (V). I. The method: A first 3. It was during the Board's annual meeting in January 2006 that Chairman Lasserre launched the idea of a consultation

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  • European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

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Fabien Zivy, Proceedings before the French NCA: "Good practices" guidance, May 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 16783, p. 199

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