ALERT: MERGER - NOTIFICATION - SANCTION - RIGHTS OF DEFENCE

Notification : The French Supreme Administrative Court lowers the fine in the case of delayed notification before realisation of the acquisition of several companies belonging to a spirits and wines group by one of its competitors (Copagef/Castel Frères)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In recent weeks, the Council of State has handed down several decisions concerning competition litigation. I would like to thank Jamal Henni for drawing my attention to these decisions, which had escaped my vigilance. In a decision rendered on April 15, 2016the Council of State partially reformed Decision No. 13-D-22 of 20 December 2013 under the terms of which the French Competition Authority had sanctioned the Castel Frères group, through its parent company Copagef, for failing to notify, prior to its completion, the acquisition of companies in the Patriarche group. Confirming the lawfulness of the contested decision, in particular with regard to

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Alain Ronzano, Notification : The French Supreme Administrative Court lowers the fine in the case of delayed notification before realisation of the acquisition of several companies belonging to a spirits and wines group by one of its competitors (Copagef/Castel Frères), 15 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 81062, www.concurrences.com

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