Today, the many changes to antitrust rules make them an unavoidable issue for businesses:
- Increasingly stringent fines imposed by the competition authorities.
- Negotiating or finding alternative solutions to the penalty procedure (leniency, settlement, commitments).
- In some areas, the French competition authority has the power to issue injunctions without an established infringement.
- Proliferation of private enforcement actions driven by European law.
- Increasing influence of the economy on competition law.
These changes make it more difficult to assess the potentially illegal aspects of certain behaviours, and at the same time they maximise the risk of penalties for those infringing the rules. They also reinforce the strategic aspect of disputes with the competition authorities.
Magenta provides its clients with legal and strategic advice in connection with anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant position cases.
Our services include:
- Analysing the legality of certain practices.
- Implementing compliance programmes and simulating dawn raids.
- Assisting with competition investigations and, if a dispute arises, acting as plaintiffs or as defendants before the national and European authorities and courts.
Some of our recent assignments :
Assisting several companies in connection with competition investigations (dawn raids).
Assisting an international company in a cartel case before the competition authority.
Assisting and representing several companies in connection with actions regarding abuse of dominant position in the electronic communications sector.
Assisting and representing a maritime company in connection with a commitment procedure with the French competition authority.
Obtaining a partial annulment of a fine levied by the French competition authority.
Assisting and representing several companies as plaintiff and as defendant, in private enforcement actions (claims between €5 million and €70 million) in the telecoms, rail transport and pharmacy sectors.