18 April

8th Private Enforcement in the EU Conference

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Tuesday 18 April from 13:30 to 19:00 CEST

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Cour d’appel de Paris

10 Boulevard du Palais

75001 Paris France
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Jacques BOULARD | Chief Justice of the Paris Court of appeal (bio)



Jérémy BERNARD | Partner, Delcade, Paris (bio)
Marie-Laure DALLERY | President, Chamber 5-4, Paris Court of Appeal (bio)
Aleksandar DORICH | Legal Secretary, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (bio)
Laurent FLOCHEL | Vice-President, Charles River Associates, Paris (bio)

Moderator: Rafael AMARO | Professor, University of Caen Normandie (bio)

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Franck AUDRAN | Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel (bio)
Alexandre LACRESSE | Legal Secretary, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg (bio)
Gildas DE MUIZON | Partner, Head of Economic Advisory, Deloitte, Paris (bio)
Nicolas REGIS | Conseiller référendaire, Commercial, Financial and Economic Chamber, Cour de cassation, Paris (bio)

Moderator: Jacqueline RIFFAULT-SILK | Honorary Dean of the Commercial Chamber, Cour de cassation, Paris (bio)

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Rainer BECKER | Head of Unit - Private Enforcement, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Marion PROVOST | National Partner, Dechert, Paris (bio)
Laure SCHULZ | Partner, RBB Economics, Paris (bio)
Nils VON HINTEN REED | Managing Director, CEG, Brussels (bio)

Moderator: Brigitte BRUN-LALLEMAND | First Chamber President, Paris Court of Appeal (bio)




If you would like to read about this event’s topic, you can access the following Concurrences documents. If you do not have access, please inquire for Subscription here.

Panel 1: Volvo - DAF Judgment: The Temporal Application of The Rules Resulting From The "Damages" Directive: a Difficulty Finally Solved?

1. Alain Ronzano, Evidence: The Court of Justice of the European Union recalls that the creation of ex novo evidence can only be done in compliance with the limitation of the production of evidence to what is relevant, proportionate and necessary, taking into account the legitimate interests and fundamental rights of that party (AD / DAF Trucks), 10 November 2022

2. Rafael P. Amaro, Private action: The French Supreme Court recalls that the harmful consequences of the application of a null and void clause constituting a cartel may logically give rise to a right to compensation but that this harm cannot be presumed (Lorillard), 28 September 2022

3. European Court of Justice, The EU Court of Justice specifies the temporal scope on rules governing carry on damages for competition law infringements as well as the quantification of damages and the rebuttable presumption relating to the existence of a cartel following a decision by the Commission (Volvo / DAF Trucks), 22 June 2022

4. Muriel Chagny, Application over time: The Paris Court of Appeal affirms that, in the Follow-on case of the personal care products cartel, the presumption putting the burden of proof on the defendant to the action to prove the repercussion of the damage, is not applicable ratione temporis (Vania / Carrefour), 5 January 2022

Panel 2: Damage Assessment: Evidential Difficulties

1. European Court of Justice, The EU Court of Justice preliminarily determines the Commission may lawfully request the creation of new documents by classifying or compiling knowledge already in its possession provided the request is consistent with the principle of proportionality (PACCAR / DAF Trucks / AD and others), 10 November 2022

2. Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Presumptions in competition law, November 2022

3. Alain Ronzano, Private action: The Lyon Commercial Court ruled that it had not been proven that there was a correlation between wholesale and retail prices on the truck market, in particular because of the role of distributors in negotiating the final price, and consequently dismissed the plaintiffs’ claim for compensation for the extra cost of purchasing trucks (Colas / DAF Trucks), 27 October 2022

4. Alain Ronzano, Follow-on: The Commercial Court of Lyon considers that there is no causal link between the wrongful coordination of the manufacturers and the alleged extra cost damage in the truck cartel case (Colas / DAF Trucks), 27 October 2022

5. Alain Ronzano, Private action: The Advocate General Pitruzzella considers that national courts are obliged to attribute to the finding of an infringement contained in a final decision of the national competition authority the value of "prima facie evidence" in the event of complete coincidence between the infringement found and the alleged infringement which forms the basis of the civil action for compensation for competitive damage where the Damages Directive is not applicable (Repsol Comercial de Productos Petrolíferos), 8 September 2022

Panel 3: Damage Assessment: Evidential Difficulties

1. Rafael P. Amaro, Private action: The French Supreme Court recalls that the harmful consequences of the application of a null and void clause constituting a cartel may logically give rise to a right to compensation but that this harm cannot be presumed (Lorillard), 28 September 2022

2. Agnès Reinhold, The Impact of the Damages Directive on the Enforcement of EU Competition Law: A Law and Economics Analysis, KIRST Philipp, May 2022

3. Wouter Wils, Jérémie Jourdan, Wouter Wils: Looking back at his experience as Hearing Officer for competition proceedings at the European Commission*, May 2022

Previous Attendees

Enforcers: Audencia Nacional, AGCM, Belgian Competition Authority, CJEU, Cour de Cassation, DG COMP, Directe IDF, European Commission, Junta de Andalucia, OCDE, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection of Poland, Tribunal de commerce de Paris, UK Competition and Markets Authority, Superintendencia de control del poder de Mercado ((Ecuador), etc.

Corporations: AEMA Group, Auchan, Cora, Crédit agricole CIB, Decathlon, Egis, Expleo Group, Fnac Darty, Groupe Casino, Groupe Randstad, Haier, La Banque postale, Lagardere, Michelin, Natixis, Orange, Pepsico, Saur, SFR, SNCF, Sodexo, U Enseigne, Vilmorin & Cie - Limagrain, etc.

Lawyers: 3Dtic, AGN Avocats, Allen & Overy, Arnold & Porter, Assonime, Ayache, B2G Avocats, Baker Mckenzie, Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates, BCLP, BDGS Associes, Bird & Bird, Borrel Avocats, Bredin Prat, Bureau Brandeis, Cabinet Bensimhon, Cabinet Renaudier, Carlara, Celaya, Cleary Gottlieb, Clifford Chance, CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Collette Avocat, Crowell, CVA, DDG, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associes, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Dechert, Delcade Avocats & Solicitors, Deloitte Legal, Denoyes Avocat, Dentons, DGFLA, Fidal, Freget Glaser & Associes, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Garrigues, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Grall & Associes, Hausfeld & Co, Henry & Bricogne Aarpi, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, HW&H, Idlo, Jones Day, Jouvensal, Jp Karsenty & Associes, K&L Gates, Kaps, Laborde Advisory, Lawellmcmiller, Ldeis Avocats, Lex Port, Lexcase, Linklaters, LWA, Martin Ellie, Mayer Brown, Mcdermott Will & Emery, Nest, Nfalaw, Niddam-Drouas Avocats, Norton Rose Fulbright, Nunziante Magrone, Orrick, Ovhcloud, Paradigmes, PJM & Associes, PLMJ, Pokorny, Wagner & Partners, Reed Smith, Reinhart Marville Torre, Roschier, Attorneys, Saint-Gobain, Schoenherr, Selinsky Cholet, Servulo, Shearn Delamore & Co., Signature Litigation, Simmons & Simmons, SJA Avocats, Sousa Ferro & Associados, TAJ Deloitte Legal, UGGC Avocats, Vallette Viallard Avocats, Van Bael & Bellis, VBB, Viguie Schmidt & Associes, Vilmorin & Cie - Limagrain, Weil, Wenger & Vieli, White & Case, Wilhelm & Associes, etc.

Economists: Accuracy, Analysis Group, BM&A, Compass Lexecon, CRA, Deloitte Finance, Extent Economics, FTI Consulting, Iliad, KPMG, Laborde Advisory, Oxera, Sorgem Evaluation, TERA Consultants, Veltys Oïko, etc.


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Cour d’appel de Paris

10 Boulevard du Palais

75001 Paris France