The settlement procedure: Introduction (Rendez-Vous de l’Autorité - 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.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction Isabelle de Silva President, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris 1. Hello everyone, thank you for coming in large numbers to participate in our meeting on the transaction. Three years have passed since the adoption of the law of August 6, 2015 for growth, activity and equal economic opportunities, which introduced the transaction procedure. It seemed to us that it was a good time to make a first assessment of the implementation of the procedure. We have already been able to make a number of observations. The purpose of this morning's session will be to establish this initial assessment and to consider the issues that remain to be decided. The

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

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