CASE COMMENTS: MERGER CONTROL - FRANCE - FINE - GUN JUMPING

Gun Jumping : The French Competition Authority imposes a €80 million fine for gun jumping (Altice)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This is the kind of case that makes an impression and is epoch-making. The spirits and the economic press were marked by the importance of a penalty of EUR 80 million for gun jumping', which is both a first in France and a form of world record in the matter. Competition law specialists, for their part, saw a decision presenting an anthology of prohibited practices when they occur between the conclusion of an agreement to acquire a company and its authorisation by the Competition Authority. In a discipline largely based on precedent, this first French case sets important milestones in setting the terms of the legal debate. The practices complained of took

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Gun Jumping : The French Competition Authority imposes a €80 million fine for gun jumping (Altice), 8 November 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83946, pp. 132-134

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