CASE COMMENTS: CARTEL – REFUSAL TO ENTER INTO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION – FINES

Local anticompetitive practice: The French National Competition Authority imposes heavy fines to four companies who -contrary to others- had refused the transaction proposed by the ministry of Economy

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It should be remembered that it was the Order of 13 November 2008 on the modernisation of competition regulation that granted the Minister of the Economy the power to sanction what are commonly known as "anti-competitive micro-practices". Article L. 464-9 of the C. com. defines these practices through four cumulative conditions. The practice falls within the scope of this provision when, firstly, it constitutes an anti-competitive practice (cartel, abuse of a dominant position, abuse of economic dependence) or a practice adopted in violation of the overseas regulation provided for in Article L. 410-3 of the C. com...., that, second, it affects a market of

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Local anticompetitive practice: The French National Competition Authority imposes heavy fines to four companies who -contrary to others- had refused the transaction proposed by the ministry of Economy, 28 January 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79095, pp. 102-103

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