CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - DAMAGE TO THE ECONOMY - SANCTIONS

Damage to the economy: The Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation ruled that damage to the economy cannot be presumed to result solely from the existence of a cartel (Bouygues Télécoms)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation rules for the second time in the mobile telephony case. A first appeal judgment (Paris, 12 Dec. 2006, confirming Cons. conc., 30 Nov. 2005) had been annulled for having condemned an exchange of information per se, rather than examining whether it allowed each telephone operator to adapt to the foreseeable behaviour of its competitors, having regard to the characteristics of the market, its operation, the frequency of exchanges, the nature and

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  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)
  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)

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Louis Vogel, Joseph Vogel, Damage to the economy: The Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation ruled that damage to the economy cannot be presumed to result solely from the existence of a cartel (Bouygues Télécoms), 7 April 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 97489

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