CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – DECISIONS OF ASSOCIATION OF UNDERTAKINGS – REGULATED PROFESSIONS – PUBLIC NOTARIES – BAILIFFS

Association of undertakings: The French Competition Authority fines, in two distinct decisions, public notaries of Franche-Comté on the one hand, and the bailiffs of Hauts-de-Seine on the other hand, for implementing a price fixing cartel (GIE Notimo)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The famous "educational work" on competition rules is clearly not yet complete. Last June, legal professionals - notaries and bailiffs - were, via their representative organisations, sanctioned by the Competition Authority for price-fixing practices (See, for similar facts, Aut. conc., No. 19-D-19, 30 Sept. 2019The first issue of the newsletter, on practices in the field of architectural services, will be published in the next issue). Clearly, although some of them were aware of the potentially unlawful nature of their practices with regard to the constraints arising from competition law, the sanctioned players were not fully aware of the seriousness of

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Association of undertakings: The French Competition Authority fines, in two distinct decisions, public notaries of Franche-Comté on the one hand, and the bailiffs of Hauts-de-Seine on the other hand, for implementing a price fixing cartel (GIE Notimo), 24 June 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92332, pp. 92-93

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