CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – TRADE UNION – PRICE RECOMMENDATIONS – SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE COMPANIES – EFFECTS – FINES – SERVICES

Trade union – Price recommendations: The French Competition Authority reminds that the release of price recommendations by a trade union is likely to lead to heavy fines for the trade union itself and its members, whatever the actual effect of these practices (Leisure, culture and tourism engineering services)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 12-D-02 of 12 January 2012 on practices implemented in the leisure, culture and tourism engineering sector The Competition Authority has sanctioned a professional association and 10 of its members for having set and disseminated price instructions. Although the practices concerned had already been the subject of a sustained decision-making practice, the level of fines imposed seems unprecedented in view of the nature of the practices and the profile of the offenders. The sector concerned was that of leisure, culture and tourism engineering. The consultancy firms operating in this sector are mainly small structures (some of them

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Trade union – Price recommendations: The French Competition Authority reminds that the release of price recommendations by a trade union is likely to lead to heavy fines for the trade union itself and its members, whatever the actual effect of these practices (Leisure, culture and tourism engineering services), 12 January 2012, Concurrences N° 2-2012, Art. N° 45853, pp. 59-60

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