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Jones Day
In May 2016, the FCA and the German Bundeskartellamt published a joint report on Big Data and its implications for competition law.
Dentons
By a ruling dated 13 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rejected the appeal made by Telefónica and confirmed the decision of the European Commission sanctioning Telefónica ...
Dentons
Prohibiting an authorized distributor from selling on a market place is not necessarily a hardcore restriction of competition
Van Bael & Bellis
The lawyers arrived at Samsung Electronics' premises only several hours later.
Dentons
In a decision opposing Coty France to the online sales platform Showroomprive.com, the Paris Court of Appeal followed in the footsteps of the Court of Justice's eponymous ...
August & Debouzy
After this landmark decision, the French courts' position was highly expected.
August & Debouzy
On se souvient que le 6 décembre 2017, la Cour de Justice de l'Union Européenne (« CJUE ») avait affirmé, dans le cadre d'une décision rendue sur question préjudicielle, relative au réseau...
Dentons
A concerted practice between two pharmaceutical groups aiming to reduce the use of a medicinal product for treatments not covered by its marketing authorization and increasing the use of another competing...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 18 December 2017, the Paris Tribunal of Commerce condemned Orange (formerly known as ‘France Telecom') to pay € 346 million to Digicel (formerly ‘Bouygues Telecom Caraïbe') ...
McDermott Will & Emery
French merger control applies if the turnovers of the parties to a transaction (usually the acquirer(s) including its (their) group(s) of companies, and the target) exceeded, in the last financial year, certain (cumulative) thresholds provided in Article L. 430-2, I of the French Commercial Code (the "Code"):
Dentons
On October 18, 2017, the French Competition Authority penalized the three main producers of PVC and linoleum floor covering and their professional trade union (SFEC)...
McDermott Will & Emery
The FCA said the significant fine reflected the gravity of the offence and the long duration of the anticompetitive behavior, which for one company lasted 23 years.
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.
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Jones Day
In May 2016, the FCA and the German Bundeskartellamt published a joint report on Big Data and its implications for competition law.
Dentons
A concerted practice between two pharmaceutical groups aiming to reduce the use of a medicinal product for treatments not covered by its marketing authorization and increasing the use of another competing...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 18 December 2017, the Paris Tribunal of Commerce condemned Orange (formerly known as ‘France Telecom') to pay € 346 million to Digicel (formerly ‘Bouygues Telecom Caraïbe') ...
Dentons
By a ruling dated 13 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rejected the appeal made by Telefónica and confirmed the decision of the European Commission sanctioning Telefónica ...
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...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Companies often associate competition rules with public enforcement.
McDermott Will & Emery
The FCA said the significant fine reflected the gravity of the offence and the long duration of the anticompetitive behavior, which for one company lasted 23 years.
Dentons
Prohibiting an authorized distributor from selling on a market place is not necessarily a hardcore restriction of competition
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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...
Dentons
On October 18, 2017, the French Competition Authority penalized the three main producers of PVC and linoleum floor covering and their professional trade union (SFEC)...
McDermott Will & Emery
French merger control applies if the turnovers of the parties to a transaction (usually the acquirer(s) including its (their) group(s) of companies, and the target) exceeded, in the last financial year, certain (cumulative) thresholds provided in Article L. 430-2, I of the French Commercial Code (the "Code"):
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