Criminal consumer and competition law

The firm represents the interests of executives, directors and industrial groups in criminal proceedings relating to competition and consumer law. We assist our clients in the context of inquiries conducted by the French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and the Prevention of Fraud (DGCCRF), notably as a result of reporting by the French Competition Authority to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. We work closely with specialists in competition and consumer law to ensure an effective cross-disciplinary defence.

Our recent work:

  • Defence of a director of a civil engineering company in the context of a preliminary inquiry opened for offences of anti-competitive agreements.
  • Legal advice to a subsidiary of a Japanese technology company in the context of a preliminary inquiry conducted by the DGCCRF relating to misleading commercial practices and planned obsolescence.
  • Legal advice to the directors of a Bordeaux wine company charged by a well-known wine estate with misleading business practices and acquitted by the Criminal Court.
  • Defence in the Criminal Court of a director of a food-processing company prosecuted for the offence of breach of the trade description act, fraud in an organised group, forgery and use of forgeries.