CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – NON BIS IN IDEM – FINES – PROPORTIONALITY

Fines: The Paris Court of Appeal dismisses the appeal brought against the decision n° 16-D-09 of the French Competition Authority, but considers that the increase of the fine for several companies belonging to the same undertaking, having regard to the size and the economic strength of their group, was disproportionate by comparison with the size and the economic strength of another one, and reduces the amount of the fine accordingly (Sermétal)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Second stage of the action brought against the decision of the Competition Authority in the case of welded wire mesh on the island of Réunion, which concerned a number of cartel practices between players in the sector in connection with the major construction projects on the island of Réunion, in particular that of the famous Tamarind tourist route (on the Authority's decision, see Case C-105/99, p. 1). L. Bernardeau, L'Autorité de la concurrence sanctioned several companies for colluding in the markets for the production and resale of welded wire mesh and steel reinforcement on Reunion Island, 12 May 2016, Concurrences, n° 3-2016). Having dismissed as

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