CONFERENCE: COMPETITION POLICY - ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT - COMPENSATION - DAMAGES

Opening remarks (3rd Private Enforcement Conference: The current state of private enforcement in the EU and France - Paris Court of Appeal, March 28th, 2019)

Introducing the annual Concurrences Paris conference of March 28, 2019, Mrs. Chantal Arens stressed that the work was in line with the reflection that leads the Paris Court of Appeal with universities and practitioners around future legislative developments. In addition, this conference was organized at a key moment in the life of the Paris Court of Appeal since it has hosted since the beginning of 2018 a new international commercial chamber within it, major innovation on which the article will come back. This conference was an opportunity to take stock of the past year in terms of referrals and treatments of direct actions and follow-up actions, and also to open perspectives on the compensation of anticompetitive practices.

Propos introductifs Chantal Arens Première Présidente, Cour d’appel de Paris I. Le point sur l’année écoulée 1. Consciente de la technicité des affaires de concurrence, la cour d’appel a veillé à ce que les contentieux de concurrence soient regroupés dans des chambres spécialisées, composées de magistrats “profilés”. S’agissant de l’année écoulée, elle a été saisie, à la suite des tribunaux de commerce ou des tribunaux de grande instance spécialisés, d’actions directes (stand-alone action) et d’actions de suivi (follow-on). 1. Les actions directes 2. Les actions directes sont directement portées devant les juridictions spécialisées, qui doivent apprécier le caractère anticoncurrentiel des pratiques, puis allouer des dommages-intérêts aux victimes. 3. Elles concernent non seulement les ententes, mais également

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Chantal Arens, Opening remarks (3rd Private Enforcement Conference: The current state of private enforcement in the EU and France - Paris Court of Appeal, March 28th, 2019), September 2019, Concurrences Review N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90898, www.concurrences.com

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