CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURE (FRENCH LAW) - PRESCRIPTION - INTERRUPTION

Hearings: The Paris Court of Appeal decides for the first time that an invitation to attend hearings does not interrupt the time period (Société DBS SAS)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Paris, 1st ch. H, 23 May 2006, Société DBS SAS and a.against Dec. No. 05-D-51aff. known as the Strasbourg Parliament affair By Decision No 05-D-51, the Competition Council had sanctioned six companies for cartel behaviour implemented in the context of a call for tenders for the construction of a hemicycle and offices for the European Parliament in Strasbourg. One of the parties in question had argued that the procedure was time-barred since the course of the limitation period could not be interrupted by a letter from the rapporteur calling its leader for a hearing, as that hearing had not taken place, without preventing prosecution. The Council rejected

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Valérie Michel-Amsellem, Hearings: The Paris Court of Appeal decides for the first time that an invitation to attend hearings does not interrupt the time period (Société DBS SAS), 23 May 2006, Concurrences N° 3-2006, Art. N° 12101, p. 139

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