This paper adresses the question of interim measures proceedings in French courts. Litigation data indicate that interim measures provide the victims of cartels and abuse of dominance an interesting option to seek relief. In the cases reported, jurisdictions grant the plaintiffs injunctions to cease patently illegal conduct (“trouble manifestement illicite”) or injunctions to communicate evidence to prepare private actions (“mesures d’instructions in futurum”). Regarding these successes, it can be assumed that the strategic interest of interim measures proceedings has been underrated. In addition, if the outbreak of the European private enforcement were to be confirmed, it is likely that the attraction of interim measures grow stronger as the number of private actions increases.
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