CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – CONCERTED PRACTICES – ANTICOMPETITIVE OBJECT

Concerted practices: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the French Competition Authority’s decision in the sector of courier services while marginally reducing some fines, and confirms the need to carry out a global analysis in this type of cases (Chronopost)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. We remember the exemplary convictions handed down in 2015 by the Competition Authority against almost all transport companies guilty of concerted practices constituting cartels. Three years later, it was the turn of the Paris Court of Appeal to rule. It took no less than 190 pages for the Court of Appeal to set out its reasoning and analyses, which led it to confirm the Competition Authority's decision on virtually all points. The general impression that emerges from reading the judgment is one of great severity against these practices which, when they are uncovered - and we know how difficult this is - are subject to heavy repression. Briefly, it should

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Concerted practices: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the French Competition Authority’s decision in the sector of courier services while marginally reducing some fines, and confirms the need to carry out a global analysis in this type of cases (Chronopost), 19 July 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88162, pp. 108-110

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