Private enforcement of antitrust law in France (Sep. 2017 – Feb. 2018)

The decisions commented in this article confirm the main features of the private enforcement of antitrust law in France. It is still a varied litigation between businesses. In follow-on litigations, claimants experience some recurring problems regarding prescription and passing on defence. In the case of stand-alone litigation, the main legal issues before the courts seem, in fact, simpler. It appears easier thus for claimants to prevail.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. *List of decisions rendered during the comment period. Decisions commented on in this column are marked with an asterisk; others are simply cited without being commented on in detail. CJUE, 23 Nov. 2017, Gasorba SL, Ms R. G., Mr F. G. v Repsol Comercial de Productos Petrolíferos SA, Case C-547/16, ECLI:EU:C:2017:891; Europe, 2018/1, comm. 18, note L. Idot; RDC, 2018, p. 92, note L. Idot; Contracts conc. consom. , 2018/1, comm. 16, note D. Bosco; ibid. ibid., 2018/2, comm. 34, note G. Decocq* Cass. com., Sept. 13, 2017, n° 15-22837 and 15-23070; Letter Actu-Concurrence, Oct. 16, 2017, note M. Chagny ;Concurrences no. 1-2018, Art. no. 85814, p. 81, note E.

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Rafael P. Amaro, Private enforcement of antitrust law in France (Sep. 2017 – Feb. 2018), May 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86717, pp. 225-239

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