CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – FRANCE – CONSUMER ORGANISATIONS – INTEREST TO ACT – IMPARTIALITY – MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE

Interest to act: The Paris Court of Appeal clarifies the interest to act of consumer organisations and rules that there is no breach of the impartiality principle if some members of the French Competition Authority’s College ruled on the merits while they had previously decided to open initial proceedings or issued a sector opinion (Crédit lyonnais)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In its ruling of 21 December 2017 in the case of interbank commissions for the exchange of cheque images, the Paris Court of Appeal rejected several procedural grounds raised by the offending companies. While most of these means ventured on land relatively "marked out" in jurisprudence (reasonable time, clarity of the grievance, access to file materials, etc.), the majority of these means were not.The first challenged the admissibility of the voluntary intervention before the Court of Appeal of two consumer associations that were not parties to the proceedings before the Authority (the UFC Que Choisir and the Association for the Defence of Users of

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Ashurst (Paris)

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Christophe Lemaire, Simon Naudin, Interest to act: The Paris Court of Appeal clarifies the interest to act of consumer organisations and rules that there is no breach of the impartiality principle if some members of the French Competition Authority’s College ruled on the merits while they had previously decided to open initial proceedings or issued a sector opinion (Crédit lyonnais), 21 December 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86990

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