The French Competition Authority publishes its long awaited first decision sanctioning gun jumping practices (Altice / SFR / Virgin)

In its decision dated 8 November 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) describes with much detail its appraisal of a gun jumping infringement. Among the many lessons arising from such decision, one is clearly for future redactors of corporate documentation, another is for top management teams and their interpretation of such documentation in the interim period pre-closing. Much have been said but few was known on a decision that companies, competition and corporate lawyers were awaiting given its uniqueness in Europe and the fact that it paves the way for a new appraisal of competition risks in corporate documentation and a nourished potential future litigation. In our previous alert, we underlined the type of practices at stake and the way the FCA determined the level of

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Edouard Sarrazin, Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi, The French Competition Authority publishes its long awaited first decision sanctioning gun jumping practices (Altice / SFR / Virgin), 8 novembre 2016, e-Competitions November 2016, Art. N° 82441

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