*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By means of a judgment delivered on 6 July 2017 on the action brought by the company Direct Energie against the Commission of the European Communities Decision No. 17-D-06 issued on 21 March 2017 of the Competition Authority, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the confidential nature of the settlement procedure and, as a result, further tightened up the mechanism to which the Authority and the companies seem so attached. It will be recalled that, in that case, at the end of a settlement procedure, the Competition Authority had imposed a fine of EUR 100 million on Engie for having, when the gas and electricity retail markets were opened up to competition,
ALERT: PROCEDURE - SETTLEMENT - CONFIDENTIALITY - DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS - PUBLIC SERVICE - MONOPOLY - RIGHTS OF DEFENCE
Disclosure of documents : The Paris court of appeal confirms the confidential character of the settlement procedure (Direct énergie)
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