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Fine: The Paris Court of Appeal mostly confirms the fine amounts imposed by the French Competition Authority in the matter of hygiene and cleaning products (L’Oréal)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It will be recalled that on 18 December 2014, the Competition Authority imposed heavy fines on the members of a cartel involving hygiene and cleaning products (Decision No. 14-D-19). L'Oréal was unable to take advantage of the leniency programme and was therefore fined the highest fine. It then decided to appeal (CA Paris, pôle 5 chambre 7, RG n° 15/1673), then appealed to the French Supreme Court. On March 27, 2019, the Court of Cassation overturned the appeal decision but only on the question of the calculation of the fine (Cass. com., March 27, 2019, n° 16-26.472). Referred back after cassation, the Paris Court of Appeal therefore had to - again - make this

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Fine: The Paris Court of Appeal mostly confirms the fine amounts imposed by the French Competition Authority in the matter of hygiene and cleaning products (L’Oréal), 18 June 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97550, pp. 126-127

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