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Business secret: The French Supreme Court requires the Authority’s general rapporteur to give concrete reasons for the lifting of the protection granted under business secret (General Import)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In two rulings handed down on 29 January 2020, the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation clarified the obligations incumbent on the General Rapporteur of the Competition Authority when he decides to lift the protection afforded to documents in the investigation file under the business secrecy rules, particularly with regard to the obligation to give reasons for his decision. It will be remembered that the law of 18 November 2016 transferred to the judicial judge, in this case the first president of the Paris Court of Appeal, the examination of appeals against the rapporteur's decisions concerning the lifting of business secrecy. In the

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Alain Ronzano, Business secret: The French Supreme Court requires the Authority’s general rapporteur to give concrete reasons for the lifting of the protection granted under business secret (General Import), 29 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93441, www.concurrences.com

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