The European Antitrust Review 2013

France: Cartel Regulation

07 August 2012

French cartel regulation is no longer based solely on sanctions but also on a dialogue that allows more pragmatism and weakens the structure of anti-competitive practices. The successful implementation of all the components of the French leniency programme has made the French competition authority tend to become a regulator, and this role will be further enhanced through the new competition authority.