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Jurisdiction: The French Supreme Court clarifies that the Competition Authority, when seized by the Competition Authority of another Member State with a request for assistance, retains its own powers of investigation for possible irregularities committed in France (Caudalie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On the basis of a judgment delivered on 17 February 2021the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation has clarified that, when the French Competition Authority receives a request for assistance at the investigation stage from the competition authority of another Member State on the basis of Article 22 of Regulation 1/2003, it is not deprived of its own powers under Article L. 450-1 of the Commercial Code, which enable it, on the basis of the evidence provided by the authority of the other Member State, to investigate possible irregularities committed in France, and that, since it has itself opened an investigation into the existence of a practice

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Alain Ronzano, Jurisdiction: The French Supreme Court clarifies that the Competition Authority, when seized by the Competition Authority of another Member State with a request for assistance, retains its own powers of investigation for possible irregularities committed in France (Caudalie), 17 February 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 99462, www.concurrences.com

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