During the Nasse Seminar organized the 3rd of May of 2016, Véronique Sélinsky and Bruno Deffains talked about the sanctions inflicted to the anti-competitive practices.
This seminar was presented by Emmanuel Combe, Vice-president of the Competition Authority.
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The basic concepts discussed during this session are briefly presented in the appendix to facilitate the reading of these minutes. Introduction by Emmanuel Combe
The session will be organized in three parts: General framework: what is the primary purpose of the sanction? (it aims at deterrence, but may also have other objectives);The complex concept of damage to the economy, which is a factor in determining the penalty (Article L464-2 of the Commercial Code);Companies' strategies with regard to sanctions: leniency, non-contestation of objections and settlement procedures, predictability of sanctions. To introduce the seminar, I would like to come back to a