CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENT - FRENCH LENIENCY PROCEDURE - NON-CONTESTED GRIEVANCES

Leniency: The French Competition Council applies for the third time the leniency procedure and sanctions an anticompetitive cartel in the production of plywood (Production du contreplaqué)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Council, Decision No. 08-D-12, 21 May 2008, concerning practices in the plywood production sector. Facts Plywood manufacturers had established a common pricing structure to determine the rates charged by each manufacturer for the marketing of their products, with the coefficients in this scale being revised periodically. One of the companies subsequently denounced the facts constituting the cartel and applied for leniency under Article L. 464-2 III of the French Commercial Code. The Competition Council then granted him the conditional benefit of a total exemption from sanction. Following the investigation carried out, a notification of

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Karine Biancone, Leniency: The French Competition Council applies for the third time the leniency procedure and sanctions an anticompetitive cartel in the production of plywood (Production du contreplaqué), 21 May 2008, Concurrences N° 3-2008, Art. N° 27579, www.concurrences.com

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