ALERT: PROCEDURE - INVESTIGATION - REQUESTS FOR DOCUMENTS - PRELIMINARY RULING ON CONSTITUTIONALITY

Preliminary ruling on constitutionality: The French Constitutional Council rules that article L. 450-3 of the French commercial code relating to requests for documents are constitutional (Brenntag)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Relief at the Competition Authority - but also at the DGCCRF, and probably in other administrations!!! By decision no. 2016-552 QPC of July 8, 2016 (Brenntag Company)The Constitutional Council has just declared the provisions of the fourth paragraph of Article L. to be in conformity with the Constitution. 450-3 of the Commercial Code in their wording resulting from Law No. 2014-344 of March 17, 2014 on consumer affairs, the same law that defines the simple investigative powers of the agents of the Competition Authority's investigation services and of the civil servants authorized to this effect by the Minister in charge of the economy, with regard to the

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Alain Ronzano, Preliminary ruling on constitutionality: The French Constitutional Council rules that article L. 450-3 of the French commercial code relating to requests for documents are constitutional (Brenntag), 8 July 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82195, www.concurrences.com

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