CONFERENCE : AFEC - LES REFORMES DU DROIT DE LA CONCURRENCE EN QUESTION - PARIS - 20.06.2013

Towards a competition class actions : A first step ? (AFEC, Paris, 20 juin 2013)

This article brings together contributions from the first panel of the AFEC’s General Assembly of 20 June 2013 in Paris dedicated to the competition class actions.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. INTRODUCTION Jacqueline RIFFAULT-SILK Counsellor, Commercial Chamber, Court of Cassation 1. The reforms undertaken in France recently have aroused a great deal of passion, and the bill of 2 May on consumer affairs and particularly the introduction of group action is no exception. 2. The terms of the debate are well known: how to reconcile effective compensation for mass damages of small unit amounts with the protection of defendant companies against the risk of abusive actions? 3. We are also aware of the failure of joint representation, created in France to replace group action. The First Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation, in the mobile phone

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Silvia Pietrini, Anne Outin-Adam, Hervé Le Borgne, Towards a competition class actions : A first step ? (AFEC, Paris, 20 juin 2013), September 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 53402, www.concurrences.com

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