Private enforcement of antitrust law in France (Dec. 2019 – May 2020)

The period reviewed in this chronicle confirms three key trends, already highlighted in our previous chronicles. Firstly, private enforcement litigation is diversifying. Secondly, private enforcement claims are more and more internationalizing in the course of claims raising questions of international jurisdiction. Thirdly, private enforcement is marked by a form of activism from the European Court of Justice, which keeps developing a resolutely “pro-claimant” case law.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Selected decisions rendered in the comment period. The decisions commented on are marked with an asterisk, the others are simply cited for information and a brief mention is made of their interest. CJEU, 12 Dec. 2019, Otis, Schindler Liegenschaftsverwaltung GmbH, Schindler Aufzüge und Fahrtreppen GmbH, Kone AG, ThyssenKrupp Aufzüge GmbH v Land Oberösterreich and Others. ("Otis II"), Case C-435/18, ECLI:EU:C:2019:1069*. Cass. com, Jan. 29, 2020, Switch, No. 17-15.156, unpublished. EC, ch. 7-2, 27 March 2020, req. 421833, 421758 and 420491*. CA Aix-en-Provence, ch. 3-1, Jan. 30, 2020, Société Distriparfum LLC c/ SAS Coty France, RG 19/07904 CA Paris, ch. 5-4,

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  • Université Caen Normandie
  • Cabinet Racine (Paris)


Rafael P. Amaro, Bastien Thomas, Private enforcement of antitrust law in France (Dec. 2019 – May 2020), September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95992, pp. 212-225

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