CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - PROCEDURE - ACTS INTERRUPTING PRESCRIPTION - APPEAL AGAINST THE ORDERS WITH AUTHORIZATION TO VISIT THE OPERATIONS AND SEIZURE

Acts interrupting precription: The French Competition Council holds that Court of Cassation judgments relating to the validity of orders with authorization to visit the operations and seizures suspend the prescription (Route des Estuaries)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts and procedure During a procedure for awarding contracts for the construction of works, some candidates met to exchange information enabling them to submit the lowest bid in order to pre-award the contracts and then submit bids for cover. By an order of 14 November 1996, the President of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Rouen authorised the visit and seizure of documents at the home of one of the candidate companies. An interim order of 7 April 1997 by the President of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Rouen dismissed the applications for annulment of the home inspection operations. On 26 March 1998, the Minister for Economic Affairs referred the

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Thierry Titone, Acts interrupting precription: The French Competition Council holds that Court of Cassation judgments relating to the validity of orders with authorization to visit the operations and seizures suspend the prescription (Route des Estuaries), 12 May 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 27252, www.concurrences.com

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