CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – CARTELS – PUBLIC PROCUREMENT – PARENTAL LIABILITY – BASIC AMOUNT OF THE FINE – ABILITY TO PAY – PUBLICATION INJUNCTION

Cartels - Fine: The Paris Court of Appeal states that the basis for fine assessment is the turnover in the relevant sector, even if the decision was handed down before the NCA’s Notice on the setting of financial penalties (Lacroix Signalisation)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. against Aut. conc., Dec. no. 10-D-39 of 22 December 2010 relating to practices implemented in the vertical road signs sector On March 29, 2012, the Paris Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the French Competition Authority of December 22, 2010 sanctioning 10 companies in the amount of 55 million euros for implementing agreements to pre-allocate calls for tenders in the vertical road signage sector as well as abuses of dominant positions by two companies on safety signage products. On the merits, the Court of Appeal focused mainly on accountability and penalties, as none of the applicant companies contested the objections raised and upheld by the

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Cartels - Fine: The Paris Court of Appeal states that the basis for fine assessment is the turnover in the relevant sector, even if the decision was handed down before the NCA’s Notice on the setting of financial penalties (Lacroix Signalisation), 29 March 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48332, pp. 95-96

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