The settlement procedure: Which enforcement in France? (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. Round Table 2: Which application in France? Muriel Chagny Professor, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) Nicolas Guérin General Secretary, Orange, Paris Chairman, Cercle Montesquieu and Commission du droit public économique du MEDEF, Paris Irene Luc President, Chamber 5-4, Paris Court of Appeal Stanislas Martin Rapporteur General, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris Anne Wachsmann Lawyer, Linklaters, Paris Stanislas Martin: 1. After this overview of practices among our European colleagues and friends, we refocus the debate on the p The Chairman reminded the meeting that the settlement procedure in France, as it stands today, is

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  • Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University
  • Orange Business Services (Paris)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • Linklaters (Paris)


Muriel Chagny, Nicolas Guérin, Irène Luc, Stanislas Martin, Anne Wachsmann, The settlement procedure: Which enforcement in France? (Rendez-Vous de l’Autorité - Paris, October 2nd, 2018), May 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90115,

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