Conseil d'Etat — Special Part — Competition Law

Date Citation Note
29.07.2002 Case Cegedim Competition, remuneration for services rendered by the State
The collection by the State of excessive private royalties in consideration of the communication of public data is an abuse of a dominant position in breach of Article L. 420-2 of the Commercial Code
09.04.1999 D. 2000, 157 Case Société The Cola-Cola Company The Conseil d’Etat exercises “normal review” (as opposed to “full” or “limited review”) over the analysis of the relevant markets made by competition authorities in the framework of an operation of economic concentration and over their assessment of the unfair effects of such an operation.
The Conseil d’Etat also exercises a “control of proportionality” toensure that the Administration does not interfere excessively with the freedomof trade and industry.