CASE COMMENT : PROCEDURE - BUSINESS SECRETS – DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS – ART. L. 463-4 AND R. 463-13 OF THE FRENCH COMMERCIAL CODE – INDEMNITY

Business secrets: The Paris Court of Appeal approves the non-confidential treatment of documents provided by a third party but elaborated by a party which was not consulted concerning their confidentiality (Digicel Antilles françaises Guyane)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The aftermath of the so-called Orange Caraïbes case gave the Paris Court of Appeal the opportunity to rule, in a ruling of July 4, 2013, on the scope of the protection of business confidentiality and the effects attached to its possible disregard. The question put to the Court of Appeal The disputed documents were France Télécom's replies to invitations to tender organised by local authorities which had been communicated by the said authorities to the Authority's investigation services and attached as a non-confidential annex to the file. Although the local authorities concerned had indeed been consulted by the investigation departments on the

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Ashurst (Paris)

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Christophe Lemaire, Simon Naudin, Business secrets: The Paris Court of Appeal approves the non-confidential treatment of documents provided by a third party but elaborated by a party which was not consulted concerning their confidentiality (Digicel Antilles françaises Guyane), 4 July 2013, Concurrences N° 4-2013, Art. N° 59374, p. 147

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