*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Paris Court of Appeal was called upon, following three successive references after cassation, to rule on a very old case - that of public contracts in the road works, earthworks, pipelines and sewerage sector in the Var department - the facts of which date back to 1988. on 1 December 2016, almost 30 years after the Commission of Facts and 30 years to the day after the adoption of the 1986 order that founded modern competition law in France. For the record, in that case, the Competition Council had imposed financial penalties on 14 undertakings, including the applicant company, for having engaged, in the context of those contracts, in practices
ALERT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - CONCERTED PRACTICES - EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION - TENDERS - FINE - RIGHTS OF DEFENCE - APPEAL
Concerted practices: The Paris Court of Appeal annuls a decision by the former Competition Council on procedural grounds but confirms its analysis in an old case of anti-competitive practices in the public works sector in Southern France (Colas Midi Méditerranée)
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