CONFERENCE: FRANCE - COMPETITION AUTHORITY - PROCEDURE - SETTLEMENT - PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT - ASSESSMENT

Introduction (Rendez-Vous de l’Autorité, The settlement procedure - Paris, October 2nd, 2018)

Three years after the introduction of the settlement procedure into the tools available to the Competition Authority, the Authority was able to witness the success and the very strong development of this procedure, with companies increasingly soliciting its application. Before the adoption of its statement on the calculation of fines, the Competition Authority has sought to bring stakeholders together during an “Authority Meeting” dedicated to the procedure. The conference made it possible to make a first appraisal of the procedure’s implementation, of companies’ perspective and of their suggestions, as well as of the opinions of the Authority and of its jurisdictions. These discussions made it especially possible to enlighten the crossover point between sale and compensation action and they also offered the opportunity for an exchange of views and experiences about various institutional models in force in Europe and the enforcement of negotiated procedures in France and in the other countries of the EU.

Introduction Isabelle de Silva Présidente, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris 1. Bonjour à tous, merci d’être venus nombreux pour participer à notre rendez-vous sur la transaction. Trois années se sont écoulées depuis l’adoption de la loi du 6 août 2015 pour la croissance, l’activité et l’égalité des chances économiques qui a instauré la procédure de transaction. Il nous a semblé que c’était un bon moment pour faire un premier état des lieux sur la mise en œuvre de la procédure. Nous avons déjà pu dresser un certain nombre de constats. L’objet de la matinée sera d’établir cette première appréciation et d’envisager les questions qui restent encore à trancher. La procédure est encore récente. Elle implique des évolutions assez radicales par rapport à la procédure antérieure de non-contestation des griefs. La procédure

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Isabelle de Silva, Introduction (Rendez-Vous de l’Autorité, The settlement procedure - Paris, October 2nd, 2018), May 2019, Concurrences Review N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90111, www.concurrences.com

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