ALERTS: PROCEDURES - FRANCE – DAWN RAIDS - TEMPORARY CLOSED SEAL - ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Dawn raids: The French Supreme Court validates the technique of provisional closed seal of the messenger files, the global seizure of the ’unbreakable’ files and the technique of cleaning the legal privilege from a numerical table to be completed by the visited company before making the final seal (Renault)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment delivered on 4 March 2020 With regard to the operation of visit and seizure (OVS), the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation rejected the appeal against the order of the First President of the Versailles Court of Appeal dated 25 January 2018, which confirmed the JLD's order authorising the DGCCRF to carry out visit and seizure operations with a view to seeking evidence of practices prohibited by Articles L. 213-1 et seq. of the Consumer Code. In our view, this judgment is in all respects transposable to the OVS practiced by the DGCCRF investigators and by the rapporteurs of the Competition Authority acting within the framework

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Alain Ronzano, Dawn raids: The French Supreme Court validates the technique of provisional closed seal of the messenger files, the global seizure of the ’unbreakable’ files and the technique of cleaning the legal privilege from a numerical table to be completed by the visited company before making the final seal (Renault), 4 March 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93708, www.concurrences.com

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