CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - AGRICULTURE - HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT

Horizontal Agreement: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms, as expected, the sentences pronounced against endives producers and their professional organisations but significantly reduces the amount of the fines pronounced (Cap Endives)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Continuation and end: here is the last judgment - in principle - in the famous endive case! The decision of the Court of Appeal was expected: it will hardly surprise the faithful reader of this column. Indeed, we remember the condemnation for cartels pronounced by the Competition Authority against organizations which, representing chicory producers, had concerted with a view to, among other things, setting common minimum prices (Aut. conc., n° 12-D-18, March 6, 2012, practices implemented in the sector of the production and marketing of chicory, Concurrences 2012/02, obs. N. J.-D). The decision was overturned on appeal, the judges deciding that the rules of

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Horizontal Agreement: The Paris Court of Appeal confirms, as expected, the sentences pronounced against endives producers and their professional organisations but significantly reduces the amount of the fines pronounced (Cap Endives), 1 July 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103349, pp. 69-70

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