Restrictive practices: Study of the 2013 CEPC Report

Ever since the enactment of the Dutreil Act on August 2, 2005, France’s commercial practices oversight committee (the CEPC) has, each year, prepared a report on case law developments in the area of restrictive practices (Title IV of Book IV of the Commercial Code). The report is drawn up on the basis of (i) an annual overview conducted by the Administration (the DGCCRF), which presents all the year’s court decisions from cases brought by the Minister of the Economy, and (ii) an annual overview prepared by the Montpellier Law School, which, drawing from numerous published and unpublished decisions, sheds light on how the regulations are applied in lawsuits brought by economic operators. The overviews for 2012, provide once again precious findings.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. Since the Dutreil Act of 2 August 2005, the Commission d'examen des pratiques commerciales (CEPC) has been required to draw up an annual report on legal disputes relating to practices restricting competition (Title IV of Book IV of the Commercial Code). This is based in particular on the assessment carried out by the Administration (DGCCRF), which lists all the decisions involving the Minister of the Economy, and that of the Faculty of Law of Montpellier, which lists published decisions and unpublished decisions handed down in the context of disputes between economic operators. 2. The latest assessments, covering the year 2012, once again provide

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