CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – FRANCE – CARTELS – INSPECTIONS – OBSTRUCTION

Sanction: The French Competition Authority fines a company for breach of seals for the first time and for alteration of an electronic messaging service (Akka)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case is noteworthy in several respects. On the one hand, this is a new sanction decision for a "procedural" infringement. Such decisions - whether at national or European level, and whether in the field of anti-competitive practices or merger control - have tended to increase in recent years. In particular, it is recalled that the Authority had for the first time applied the provisions of V of Article L. 464-2 C. com. on obstruction offences at the end of 2017 in the Brenntag case (see Aut. conc. dec. no. 17-D-27 of 21 Dec. 2017 on obstruction practices implemented by Brenntag; Ch. Lemaire, S. Chikh, Obstruction of investigation: The Competition

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Ashurst (Paris)

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Christophe Lemaire, Julie Bousin, Sanction: The French Competition Authority fines a company for breach of seals for the first time and for alteration of an electronic messaging service (Akka), 22 May 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91494, pp. 160-164

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