CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – FRANCE – NOTARIAL SECTOR – DAWN RAIDS – PROFESSIONAL SECRET

Dawn raids: The First President of the Paris Court of Appeal reiterates various principles applicable to dawn raids operations authorised on the basis of Article L. 450-4 of the French Commercial Code and confirms their application to the notarial sector (ADSN, CSN, Jean Goyet)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By two orders dated 11 December 2019, the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal had the opportunity to rule on the regularity of OVS] inspection and seizure [operations in the notarial sector. The cases before this magistrate were all related to an order issued in support of a request submitted by the General Rapporteur of the Competition Authority in the context of an investigation into practices that might be contrary to Articles L. 420-1 and L. 420-2 of the French Commercial Code (as well as Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) in the sector of services provided to notaries. More specifically,

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Christophe Lemaire, Marie Florent, Dawn raids: The First President of the Paris Court of Appeal reiterates various principles applicable to dawn raids operations authorised on the basis of Article L. 450-4 of the French Commercial Code and confirms their application to the notarial sector (ADSN, CSN, Jean Goyet), 11 December 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94923, pp. 161-162

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