Savinien Grignon Dumoulin is appointed ethics officer
of the Autorité de la concurrence by decision of the President Isabelle de Silva

By decision of Isabelle de Silva, published in Official Journal of the French Republic of 18 November 2017, Savinien Grignon Dumoulin is appointed ethics officer of the Autorité.

Savinien Grignon Dumoulin holds a master’s degree in private law (1980) and is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques in Bordeaux (1981). After graduating from the French National School for the Judiciary (École Nationale de la Magistrature) in 1984, he served as a trial judge at the Tribunal d’instance of Roubaix between 1986 and 1988. From 1988 to 1990, he was a drafter to the Office of Nationality at the Civil Affairs and Seals Directorate of the Ministry of Justice, and was then the Chief of the Office from 1990 to 1997. A Case Officer at the Conseil de la concurrence from 1997 to 2001, he then served as a judge at the 2nd Civil Law Chamber of the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) from 2001 to 2011. Appointed first assistant Vice-President of the General court of first instance of Paris (Tribunal de 1ère instance de Paris) in 2014, he then became Deputy Public Prosecutor at the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) in 2015. Since 2014, he has been hearing adviser to the Autorité de la concurrence.

The role of the ethics officer

The law of 20 April 2016 regarding ethics and civil servants’ rights implement an ethics officer position in every administration.
The ethics officer provides to public servants, with due confidentiality and independence, guidance on compliance with obligations and ethical principles regarding:
- prevention or cessation of situations of conflicts of interest;
- declaration of interest and asset disclosure when the position occupied requires it ;
-  observance of the rules arising from the texts and jurisprudence (duty of neutrality, impartiality, confidentiality, discretion…) ;
- compliance with the rule on responsibilites and activities cumulation
-referral and compliance with the opinions of the ethics commission.
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