PRACTICES: ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS - UPDATE

Antitrust investigations update: September 2013 - April 2014

This article provides an update on the rules applying to antitrust investigations carried out by DG COMP and French Competition Authority officials. The new rules, case law and agencies initiatives in that field over the past six months are covered. At the EU level, this update notably reviews the most recent ECN developments, the Deutsche Bahn, Nexans and Cemex court cases. In France, the Hamon law and the Supreme Court rulings in the Europcar, Boston Scientific, Eurauchan and CSTB cases are detailed.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. It will be recalled that two series of rulings handed down by the Court of Cassation in early 2013 had attracted the attention of observers, with the criminal division ruling twice on appeals relating to visits and seizures on behalf of companies on the basis of the rights of the defence [1]. The case was rare enough to raise hopes for significant developments in case law on subjects that continue to generate important debates, starting with the case of computer seizures. 2. These judgments followed the publication of an update of the European Commission's information note on inspections to adapt it to the new tool used by the Commission for computer

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Antitrust investigations update: September 2013 - April 2014, September 2014, Concurrences N° 3-2014, Art. N° 67596, pp. 237-242

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