Market functioning rules, regulation and regulation
The operating rules of the markets are intended to ensure the security and transparency of transactions on the markets.
The competition law is a fundamental element of the procurement law. Its purpose is to eliminate in particular
practices ( article L 420-1 of the Commercial Code) which have as their object or may have the effect of preventing, restricting or distorting the play of competition on a market , concerted actions, agreements, express or tacit agreements or coalitions, in particular when they tend to:
1 ° Limit market access or the free exercise of competition by other companies;
2 ° To obstruct the fixing of prices by the free play of the market by artificially favoring their rise or fall;
3 ° Limit or control production, outlets, investments or technical progress;
4º Distribute markets or sources of supply.
the abuse by a company or group of companies of a dominant position in the domestic market or a substantial part of it [ abuse of dominance ] ( Article L 420-2-al1 )
as soon as it is likely to affect the functioning or structure of competition , the abusive exploitation by a company or a group of companies of the state of economic dependence in which a client company finds itself in relation to it or supplier ( article L 420-2-al2 )
They are accompanied by rules concerning market operators.