Competition body allots record fines

Sawyer, Donna
December 2005
Lawyer;12/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 48, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on penalties that have been imposed on France's three major mobile operators--Bouygues Telecom SA, Orange France SA, and SFR SA. According to France's Competition Council, the three mobile operators had signed a deal not to compete too aggressively for market share between 2000 and 2002. The Council's decision had a negative impact on the law firms that were representing the mobile operators. French law firms that were defending the mobile companies are: Bredin Prat, Clifford Chance, and Vogel & Vogel.


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