CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – FRANCE – PARTICIPATION TO A SINGLE MEETING

Participation to a single meeting: The Paris court of Appeal approves the standard of proof applied by the French Competition Authority, which imposes, when its decision is based solely on domestic law, other circumstantial evidence than one single participation to an anticompetitive meeting, in order to retain the company’s liability (Smith & Smith Characters)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On September 29, 2016, the French Competition Authority condemned the main professional association of model agencies and several model agencies on the basis of Article L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code, accusing them of having issued and then applied price lists established during anti-competitive meetings (see on this decision, obs. A.-S. C.-G., "The competition authority sanctions a professional association and its members for having drawn up price lists and takes advantage of this decision to refine, under French law, the criteria for determining the liability of a company that participated in only one anti-competitive meeting (modelling

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Participation to a single meeting: The Paris court of Appeal approves the standard of proof applied by the French Competition Authority, which imposes, when its decision is based solely on domestic law, other circumstantial evidence than one single participation to an anticompetitive meeting, in order to retain the company’s liability (Smith & Smith Characters), 6 July 2017, Concurrences N° 4-2017, Art. N° 85127, pp. 87-88

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