Mitigating circumstances: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the analysis of the Competition Authority in the Vins d’Alsace case , but greatly reduces the fines imposed because of the responsibility of the administration in a certain confusion relating to the application of the competition rules to the agricultural sector (Vins d’Alsace)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Here are two high alcohol content judgments, to be enjoyed in moderation of course. The following commentary is on a decision of the Court in the Alsace wines case, while the next one is on another decision of the Court of Appeal, in a case of exclusive import of champagne in Martinique. The first comment illustrates the bad influence that certain ambiguities of the public authorities may have had in the past - at least, we hope that these practices belong to the past - which may have seemed to encourage cartel practices in the agricultural sector. The present chronicle echoed (note Ludovic Bernardeau, Horizontal agreement: The French Competition

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Michel Debroux, Mitigating circumstances: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the analysis of the Competition Authority in the Vins d’Alsace case , but greatly reduces the fines imposed because of the responsibility of the administration in a certain confusion relating to the application of the competition rules to the agricultural sector (Vins d’Alsace), 12 May 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108180, pp. 85-86

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