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Dawn raids: The French Competition Authority issues a non-restrictive definition of an obstructive practice during a dawn raid (Akka)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Since obstruction of investigations or proceedings before the competition authorities is likely to hinder them, it is punishable in itself. Thus, Article 23 § 1 of Regulation 1/2003 provides in particular for the possibility for the Commission to sanction undertakings that do not cooperate in inspections. The mechanism has been implemented by the Commission on several occasions. At the national level and since the Order of 13 November 2008 on modernisation of competition regulation, the second paragraph of point V of Article L. 464-2 of the Commercial Code introduces a financial penalty of up to 1% of turnover "when an undertaking has obstructed the

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  • Jean-Michel Vertut - Avocat (Montpellier)

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Jean-Michel Vertut, Dawn raids: The French Competition Authority issues a non-restrictive definition of an obstructive practice during a dawn raid (Akka), 22 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91671, www.concurrences.com

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