The EU Court of Human Rights holds that the powers granted to the French Minister of economy under art. L. 442-6-III of the commercial code do not violate art. 6 of the ECHR (GALEC)

The law NER (New Economic Regulations) adopted on May 15th, 2001, aimed at reinforcing the sanctions against abusive practices and facilitating damages actions, also fixed new rules of the game of the commercial negotiation. In particular, the provisions of Article L. 442-6-III of the French Commercial Code extended the prerogatives of the Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, allowing him, in addition to the possibility of requesting the cessation of practices and the pronouncement of a civil fine, the possibility to request the nullity of illegal clauses or contracts, to file a claim in recovery of undue payments and to seek compensation for damages. The French Supreme Court, the Court of Cassation, found that this mechanism complied with the provisions of Article 6 of the

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Tatiana Apostoliuc, The EU Court of Human Rights holds that the powers granted to the French Minister of economy under art. L. 442-6-III of the commercial code do not violate art. 6 of the ECHR (GALEC), 17 janvier 2012, e-Competitions Judicial review, Art. N° 45080

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