The internal rules of the Autorité de la concurrence are established in application of Article R. 461-8 of the French Commercial Code. They set out the rules applicable to all members and staff of the Autorité and to documents submitted to the Autorité within the framework of the anticompetitive practice regulation procedure, merger review procedure and advisory procedures. It also describes the rules on the investigation procedure, the procedure in front of the Board and the deliberations, decisions and opinions of the Autorité. It came into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the French Republic, on 5 April 2009.
They are accompanied by a Code of Ethics setting out the main ethical rules applicable to the members and staff of the institution.