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Search and seizure: The Court of Appeals of Paris condemns the French NCA’s practice of prohibiting targeted companies to request attorney assistance before all seals have been placed on offices to be searched (Darty)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By an order issued on March 28, 2018 by the delegate of the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal, the Competition Authority is once again being sanctioned for its practices regarding visits and seizures (OVS) and more specifically for having prohibited the visited company from seeking the assistance of a lawyer before the end of the sealing of the offices to be investigated. Si the solution adopted on 28 March 2018 in favour of the company Darty et fils is certainly in line with thejudgment (16-81.071) delivered on 4 May 2017regarding the same investigation by the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation but to the benefit of the

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Alain Ronzano, Search and seizure: The Court of Appeals of Paris condemns the French NCA’s practice of prohibiting targeted companies to request attorney assistance before all seals have been placed on offices to be searched (Darty), 28 March 2018, Concurrences N° 3-2018, Art. N° 86730, www.concurrences.com

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