ON-TOPIC: LEGAL PROFESSIONS – NOTARIES – COMPETITION

Modernization of notary profession

Dedicated to the modernization of several regulated professions (notaries, bailiffs, legal auctioneers…), this Trends issue offers a contribution by Virginie Beaumeunier, French competition authority’s general rapporteur, describing intended goals and the method used by the Competition Authority; then, a contribution by Damien Brac de la Perrière, General Counsel of the Conseil Supérieur du Notariat (CSN), providing and justifying the CSN’s views on legal evolutions with effects on the profession and, finally, an article by Professor Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, explaining that the system introduced by the so-called « Macron Law » is more a regulatory law than a competition law..

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi Professor, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense 1. Act No. 2015-990 of 6 August 2015 on growth, activity and equal economic opportunities, known as the "Macron" Act, aimed to "liberate" certain sectors of activity. The notary's office was one of them. The Competition Authority has set up a "Regulated Professions" unit to give an opinion on the setting of tariffs and on the areas in which the establishment of offices appears useful. Needless to say, the opinion delivered by the Authority on 9 June 2016 was eagerly awaited by the profession. Unsurprisingly, the decree of 16 September 2016

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Virginie Beaumeunier, Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, Damien Brac de la Perrière, Modernization of notary profession, November 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 81864, pp. 18-34

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