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Van Bael & Bellis
The lawyers arrived at Samsung Electronics' premises only several hours later.
Dentons
In the case at hand, the Commission had carried out inspections in the premises of companies active in the cement sector in November 2008 and September 2009.
Dentons
On May 18, 2017, the European Commission imposed a €110 million fine on Facebook for having provided inaccurate information when it acquired WhatsApp, both with regard to the notification...
Dentons
On March 9, 2017, France adopted, a little late, the texts transposing the directive of November 26, 2014...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Companies often associate competition rules with public enforcement.
Dentons
Any person who claims to be the victim of anti-competitive practices and wishes to seek compensation for the prejudice they consider to have suffered must prove before the civil courts that the three conditions of third party liability under general laws –negligence, competitive harm, and direct causal link– have been met.
Jones Day
New French legislation, the so-called "Sapin II" Law will have a significant impact on distribution agreements signed by suppliers, wholesalers, or retailers in the marketing of products...
Orrick
On November 8, 2016, the FCA imposed the highest "gun-jumping" national and worldwide fine ever, €80 million, on Altice-Numericable, a major French telecommunications operator, in relation to its 2014 acquisitions of SFR and OTL.
Jones Day
The French Competition Authority imposed a EUR 80 million fine on the Altice Group, a major French telecommunications operator, for implementing two transactions before approval by the FCA.
Dentons
By a controversial decision, the Constitutional Council ruled that so-called "simple" investigations comply with the constitution.
Orrick
The French Competition Authority broke new ground in France by holding that retail distribution of electronic products through both physical stores and online channels is a single relevant market.
Dentons
French legislation known as the Sapin II bill will change the legal framework for prevention and prosecution of corruption in France after its anticipated adoption by the end of the year. The final text has not yet been authorized, but the new provisions will most likely require, for the first time, companies that conduct business in France to implement anti-corruption compliance programs.
Van Bael & Bellis
Orange and SFR sought the annulment of the FCA's decision. One of their claims was that the FCA did not find any below-cost sales.
Dentons
On April 19, 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) once again punished the failure to respect the divesture commitments made in the context of a merger operation.
Dentons
The French administration has criticized many imbalanced provisions in fast food and theme catering franchise agreements.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 30 October 2014, the FCA granted its approval for Altice to take sole control of mobile-telephone operator SFR, subject to certain commitments.
Dentons
Refusing to settle in the case of local anticompetitive practices is not necessarily the right decision
Dentons
By decision of December 17, 2015, the French Competition Authority imposed a record fine of €350 million on Orange for implementing four series of anti-competitive practices in various electronic communication markets.
Dentons
The French Competition Authority inaugurated December with a non-suit concerning an alleged unlawful agreement on resale prices between a supplier and its distributors.
Jones Day (French)
Le droit a ceci de commun aux plus belles activités physiques et sportives : l'important c'est d'être dans le tempo.
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Dentons
On May 18, 2017, the European Commission imposed a €110 million fine on Facebook for having provided inaccurate information when it acquired WhatsApp, both with regard to the notification...
Jones Day
New French legislation, the so-called "Sapin II" Law will have a significant impact on distribution agreements signed by suppliers, wholesalers, or retailers in the marketing of products...
Dentons
On March 9, 2017, France adopted, a little late, the texts transposing the directive of November 26, 2014...
Orrick
On November 8, 2016, the FCA imposed the highest "gun-jumping" national and worldwide fine ever, €80 million, on Altice-Numericable, a major French telecommunications operator, in relation to its 2014 acquisitions of SFR and OTL.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Companies often associate competition rules with public enforcement.
Van Bael & Bellis
The lawyers arrived at Samsung Electronics' premises only several hours later.
Jones Day
The French Competition Authority imposed a EUR 80 million fine on the Altice Group, a major French telecommunications operator, for implementing two transactions before approval by the FCA.
Dentons
By a controversial decision, the Constitutional Council ruled that so-called "simple" investigations comply with the constitution.
Dentons
The new law makes certain substantial adaptations to the procedures before the French Competition Authority.
Jones Day (French)
Le droit a ceci de commun aux plus belles activités physiques et sportives : l'important c'est d'être dans le tempo.
Dentons
Any person who claims to be the victim of anti-competitive practices and wishes to seek compensation for the prejudice they consider to have suffered must prove before the civil courts that the three conditions of third party liability under general laws –negligence, competitive harm, and direct causal link– have been met.
Dentons
Refusing to settle in the case of local anticompetitive practices is not necessarily the right decision
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