CASE COMMENT : HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT - PRICE FIXING - PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - EVIDENCE - PARTICIPATION TO MEETINGS - LENIENCY

Price fixing - Leniency: The French Competition Council confirms the duality of the standard of proof in case of anticompetitive meetings and puts into force for the 3rd time its leniency program (Production du contreplaqué)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Conc. conc. dec. no. 08-D-12 of 21 May 2008 on practices in the plywood production sector The lengthy commented decision (57 pages) is of twofold interest. The first is to specify the standard of proof of a horizontal price cartel, in particular in the presence of meetings; the second is to make a new application of the leniency procedure (on this second aspect, see ConcurrencesNo 3-2008, Proceedings chronicle, note C. Lemaire). One plywood manufacturer, UPM Kymmene, has complained to the Board about a long-standing and extensive pricing agreement between plywood manufacturers. This agreement was implemented within the framework of their trade

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Emmanuelle Claudel, Price fixing - Leniency: The French Competition Council confirms the duality of the standard of proof in case of anticompetitive meetings and puts into force for the 3rd time its leniency program (Production du contreplaqué), 21 May 2008, Concurrences N° 3-2008, Art. N° 20010, pp. 89-91 EC-Competition Law Handbook n° F 10

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