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See detailCaractère anticoncurrentiel de l’échange d’informations confidentielles périodique sur un marché oligopolistique (note sous CA Paris, 1ère Ch. H., 26 septembre 2006, SA Hôtel Le Bristol e.a. c/ Ministre de l’économie)
Sibony, Anne-Lise ULg

in Semaine Juridique. Edition Générale (La) (2006)

Paris Court of appeals applies EC case law and confirms the sanction imposed for an exchange of information among competitors in an oligopolistic market. In an oligopolistic market, regular exchange of ... [more ▼]

Paris Court of appeals applies EC case law and confirms the sanction imposed for an exchange of information among competitors in an oligopolistic market. In an oligopolistic market, regular exchange of non-public information enables competitors to discover each other’s strategies and violates art. L. 420-1 of the French Code of commerce even in the absence of a cartel on prices or market sharing. Such an exchange of information is in and of itself anticompetitive, as it has the object and effect to suppress uncertainty which is characteristic of the competitive process. [less ▲]

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