Compliance programmes : The French Competition Authority adopts a new framework document on competition law compliance programmes

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Nearly fifteen years ago, the French Competition Authority (which was still only the Council) broke new ground in Europe by launching a study on compliance programs. This study led to the adoption, in 2012, of a first framework document dedicated to these programs. The objective was to encourage companies to set up such programs by specifying the conditions they had to meet in order to be effective and the concrete results, also in terms of penalty reduction, that could result. that could result from them. This framework document was positively applied until the Authority decided in 2017 to withdraw it with the entry into force in 2015 of the so-called

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Christophe Lemaire, Hélène Fricaudet, Compliance programmes : The French Competition Authority adopts a new framework document on competition law compliance programmes, 24 May 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108067, pp. 164-165

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