Sanction: The French Competition Authority adopts for the first time a decision sanctioning both the breach of the obligation to notify a merger and the breach of the obligation not to carry out the merger before its clearance (COFEPP)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the wake of the judgment handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union on April 24, 2020 in the Marine Harvest v. European Commission case, whose conclusions it blithely drew on, the French Competition Authority issued a decision on April 12, 2022, No. 22-D-10 in which it imposed, for the first time, on a company which, having failed to notify in time the acquisition of exclusive control of a target, had carried out the merger before its notification and therefore before the Authority gave its green light, the double penalty for violation of I (obligation to notify) and II (obligation not to proceed with the anticipated completion of the

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Alain Ronzano, Sanction: The French Competition Authority adopts for the first time a decision sanctioning both the breach of the obligation to notify a merger and the breach of the obligation not to carry out the merger before its clearance (COFEPP), 12 April 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106238, www.concurrences.com

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