CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - CARTEL - PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION - DISTRIBUTION OF LEGAL DOCUMENT

Professional association : The French Competition Authority sanctions a professional association on the grounds of Article L. 420-1 of the Commercial code for having distributed an erroneous interpretation of the regulations applicable to its members (Ordre des pharmaciens de Basse-Normandie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Authority, Decision No 09-D-17 of 22 April 2009 on practices implemented by the Regional Council of the Order of Pharmacists of Lower Normandy Facts The Basse-Normandie Order of Pharmacists had sent a letter to a retirement home inviting it to obtain supplies from the pharmacies closest to its establishment. In the letter, the Order argued that the requirement of proximity between the pharmacist and his clientele stemmed from the professional obligations of pharmacists under the Public Health Code. It is sanctioned by the French Competition Authority on the basis of Article L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code. Decision "An intervention

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Dominique Ferré, Professional association : The French Competition Authority sanctions a professional association on the grounds of Article L. 420-1 of the Commercial code for having distributed an erroneous interpretation of the regulations applicable to its members (Ordre des pharmaciens de Basse-Normandie), 22 April 2009, Concurrences N° 3-2009, Art. N° 29627, www.concurrences.com

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