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French Competition Authority decides rare failing firm defence case

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The French Competition Authority ("FCA") has unconditionally authorized the acquisition of furniture retailer Conforama by Mobilux under the failing firm defence ("FFD").   On 8 July 2019, Mobilux group ("Mobilux")...more

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Gun-jumping – The French Competition Authority fines COFEPP for failure to notify and completing the transaction before clearance

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The French Competition Authority ("FCA") fines a company for gun-jumping in a case relating to a progressive takeover and de facto control - On 12 April 2022, the FCA fined the Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de...more

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Concentration en France : L’autorité De La Concurrence Rappelle Avec Force Qu’anticiper N’est Pas Jouer

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Par une décision en date du 12 avril 2022, l’Autorité de la concurrence (l’« Autorité ») a sanctionné la Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de Participation (la « Cofepp ») à hauteur de 7 millions d’euros, pour avoir...more

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Google Adwords : la Cour d'appel de Paris marque ses distances avec l'Autorité de la concurrence

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Le 11 mars 2022, la Cour d’appel de Paris a infirmé dans son intégralité un jugement rendu le 31 mai 2019 par le Tribunal de commerce de Paris, qui avait condamné Google à indemniser un annonceur, la société Ulysse Service («...more

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Competition Newsletter - March 2022

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The French Competition Authority imposes a heavy fine on EDF for abuse of dominant position - In its decision dated February 22, 2022, the French Competition Authority fined EDF for having abusively exploited the means at...more

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Competition Newsletter - February 2022

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EU Commission publishes final report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry - On January 20, 2022, the European Commission published the results of its consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry (IoT), which it...more

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The French Competition Authority Self-Referral for an Opinion on the Cloud-Computing Sector

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During his January 2022 hearing before France’s National Assembly, the newly appointed chairman of the French competition authority (AdlC), Benoit Coeuré, stated that the digital sector would be one of the principal subject...more

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Competition Newsletter - January 2022

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DGCCRF guidelines on the penalties for late payments between professionals - On December 2, 2021, the French Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) published guidelines on the...more

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Competition Newsletter - December 2021

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Draft revised rules for the vertical block exemption regulation and guidelines on vertical restraints: the Commission publishes the results of its public consultation On November 22, 2021, the Commission published the results...more

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Competition Newsletter – September 2021

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We start the autumn with a visit to Romania where our colleagues tell us about the heated debates around 5G and the restriction of authorized operators....more

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Autumn dawn raid revival on the cards for European competition authorities

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This autumn, European competition authorities are likely to resume dawn raids of companies suspected of competition law infringements. This will aim to clear a backlog of planned inspections that has built up since the start...more

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Competition and Distribution Law Newsletter - Paris - September 2021

Antitrust: The French Competition Authority revises its procedural notice on fines, substantially amending the method for determining fines and exposing companies to significant and increased financial risks. On 30 July...more

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Brussels Regulatory Brief: June - July 2021

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ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION - The French Competition Authority (FCA) Fined a Watchmaker for Obstruction of an Antitrust Investigation - On 9 July 2021, the FCA fined a watchmaker for failing to respond to a request for...more

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Competition and Distribution Law Newsletter - BCLP Paris - July 2021

Merger control - Infrastructure: For the first time, the French Competition Authority blocked a concentration in the infrastructure sector. The Authority ruled that the acquisition of exclusive control of the Pipeline...more

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Competition Newsletter - June 2021

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This month we invite you to Italy, where the competition authority proposed a settlement regime in antitrust proceedings....more

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Transposition of the ECN+ Directive Overview of the new developments in competition law

Order No. 2021-649 of May 26, 2021 (the "Order") finalizes the transposition into French law of the European Directive so-called "ECN +" of December 11, 2018, which aims to strengthen the powers of national competition...more

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Competition Newsletter - May 2021

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This month we invite you to Russia, where the competition authority is announcing a new competition law compliance system that may result in less fines....more

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Latest developments on the Article 22 EUMR referral mechanism: the only thing that's certain is the uncertainty

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The European Commission ("EC") is shifting its approach with respect to the referral mechanism under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation 139/2004 (the "EUMR") and now – at least in certain circumstances – encourages...more

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Does the French Lego Case Threaten the Building Blocks of Your Pricing Policy for Online Sellers?

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On 27 January 2021, the French competition authority (Autorité de la concurrence or ADC) adopted a decision accepting commitments from the building block producer Lego France (Lego) to amend its discount policy. The ADC...more

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Competition Newsletter February 2021

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Dear readers, this month we are highlighting Germany's reform of its competition law, which came into force on 19 January. Enjoy your reading!...more

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First-ever analysis of the hydrogen sector by the French Competition Authority

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At a time when the European Union and many Member States have just unveiled their hydrogen strategy, the French Competition Authority takes the lead in delivering the very first analysis of the emerging hydrogen sector in a...more

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DAMITT 2020 Report: Merger control in Germany and France

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Both the French and German authorities are particularly active in merger control at the member state level within the EU. Companies should keep these jurisdictions on their radar in planning their next transaction, using...more

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Competition and Distribution Law Newsletter – BCLP Paris January 2021

The Competition and Distribution team of BCLP's Paris office reviews some key news from the end of 2020, in particular: ..The “Dammann Frères” decision of 3 December 2020 concerning the tea manufacturer's online sales...more

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UK Life Sciences and Healthcare Newsletter: Life Sciences: What's new in France? Avastin/Lucentis case: French Competition...

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On 9 September 2020, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) issued an infringement decision sanctioning Novartis and Roche with record fines for the pharmaceutical sector in France, totaling 444 million euros, for having...more

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Retail Price Maintenance: Dammann Frères Fined for Imposing Online Sale Price of Tea to Its Retailers

In Decision No. 20-D-20 issued on Dec. 3, 2020, the French Competition Authority fined the tea producer Dammann Frères €226,000 for forbidding its retailers to freely determine their own online resale prices for Dammann...more

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