CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – JOINT VENTURES – FINES – INABILITY TO PAY

Fine: The Paris Court of Appeal dramatically reduces the amounts of some fines to take into account the inability to pay of certain companies in the context of an ongoing judicial saga (Goodmills)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. With this ruling of 4 July 2019, the length of which - nearly 120 pages with references to the contested decision - could make the Union Court jealous, the Paris Court of Appeal is giving birth to a new episode in the judicial saga of the Franco-German milling industry. A saga that is not yet over, since the case is now under appeal before the Court of Cassation. The case originated in a leniency' denunciation by a German miller which led to a 'self-referral' by the Competition Council in April 2008, searches in France and Germany by the Bundeskartellamt and a decision by the Authority in March 2012 sanctioning a Franco-German milling cartel in the bagged

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Ludovic Bernardeau, Fine: The Paris Court of Appeal dramatically reduces the amounts of some fines to take into account the inability to pay of certain companies in the context of an ongoing judicial saga (Goodmills), 4 July 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92331, pp. 91-92

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