Live comments from the CCP Summer Conference 2013
June 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Thibaud Vergé (CREST) talked about the institutional reform of the French competition policy and the impact on the quality of competition decisions. The institutional reform has led to a number of changes including a new Phase 3 in merger control which allows the minister to review and modify the merger decision on “general interest” grounds. Additionally a simplified procedure in merger control reduces the possibility for lobbying. The authority can now also independently carry out inspections in antitrust investigations.