CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – FRANCE – SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE – ACCESS TO THE DOCUMENTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS – CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the confidential nature of the documents of the settlement procedure and rejects the applicant’s requests for access (Direct Énergie / Engie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In this case, the applicant had initially obtained protective measures from the Competition Authority in respect of a former historical monopoly, which consisted in particular of making data from its customer file available to its competitors (Aut. conc., 9 Sept. 2014, Dec. No. 14-MC-02, p. 2).), a decision validated in its time by the Paris Court of Appeal (CA Paris, Oct. 31, 2014, GDF Suez, RG 2014/19335). In a second step and ruling on the merits, the Competition Authority decided, following the proposal of its general rapporteur, to end the procedure by means of a settlement (Aut. conc., 21 March 2017, Dec. 17-D-06). The referring party then appealed

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Alexandre Lacresse, Confidentiality: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the confidential nature of the documents of the settlement procedure and rejects the applicant’s requests for access (Direct Énergie / Engie), 6 July 2017, Concurrences N° 4-2017, Art. N° 85190, pp. 159-161

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