PARIS May 31 A panel of experts at French
market regulator AMF on Friday rejected luxury group's LVMH's
call for the dismissal of the judicial procedure
surrounding the investigation into the build-up of its first 17
percent stake in rival Hermes.
"The AMF panel rejects all the arguments presented by the
defence [of LVMH]," said a panel spokeswoman.
The AMF's full sanctions committee said it would formally
respond to LVMH's request to have the procedure dismissed later
(Reporting by Astrid Wendlant and Pascale Denis, editing by