*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By Decision No 10-D-04 of 26 January 2010, the Competition Authority is the practices of the two French and European leaders in the field of the market for operating tables for operating theatres (85 % market share at the material time). The originality of the case lies in the fact that the systematic agreement, in that it concerned all appeals of offers launched by the hospital establishments is taking its source in the ministerial authorization given to the acquisition by the Swedish group Getinge, which had already taken control of the European leader of the sector, the Maquet company, and the French
CASE COMMENT: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICE - FICTITIOUSLY INDEPENDENT UNDERTAKINGS - MINISTERIAL AUTHORIZATION OF ACQUISITION
Association of undertakings: The French Competition Authority fines two undertakings belonging to the same association of undertakings for submitting two fictitiously independent submissions in a call for tender (Secteur des tables d’opération)
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