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.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introductory remarks Chantal Arens First President, Paris Court of Appeal I. Update on the past year 1. Aware of the technical nature of competition cases, the Court of Appeal has ensured that competition disputes are grouped together in specialized chambers, composed of "profiled" magistrates. In the past year, the Court of Appeal was seized, following the commercial courts or specialized regional courts, of direct actions (stand-alone action) and follow-up actions (follow-on). 1. Direct actions 2. Direct actions are brought directly before the specialized courts, which must assess the anti-competitive nature of the practices and then award

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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 N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90898, www.concurrences.com

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