New developments in the field of competition investigations in the European Union and France (January - June 2015)

The present article reviews and comments new developments concerning competition investigations for the period between January and June 2015, at the EU and French levels. At the EU level, the Vinci and Deutsche Bahn judgment are notably discussed, concerning respectively IT searches and seizures and documents incidentally found during an inspection. At the French level, the article covers the decisions of the Supreme Court approving the transition regime for actions against inspections introduced after the Ravon judgment (Colas Rail and others) as well as the decision of the Supreme Court rejecting claims against the conditions for delegation by one Competition Authority of another for the purpose of carrying out inspection on the latter’s territory (Total and others).

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was a major event of the period. First of all, a new Vinci [1] judgment of the Court condemned France for the inadequacy of the remedies that existed prior to the 2008 order, itself caused at the time by the Court's Ravon[ECHR, 21 February 2008, case of Ravon and others v. France, application No. 18497/03..]] judgment. The Convention also appears between the lines of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the Union devoted to Deutsche Bahn[CJEU, 18 June 2015, Deutsche Bahn, Case C-583/13.]], and it is still the Convention that is at the heart of the Colas Rail and other

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