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Suez Environnement and Lyonnaise des Eaux appeal against Commission dawn raid decision

  • Squire Sanders
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 19 2010

In April 2010 the Commission and the French competition authority conducted a dawn raid at a number of French companies active in water and sanitation on suspicion of a breach of Article 101 andor 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

France requires divestments in approval of Tarmac acquisition

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • Czech Republic, European Union, France
  • -
  • October 19 2010

It was reported previously in our June bulletin that the Commission had approved part of the acquisition of the aggregate activities of Tarmac Routes et Carrières by the road and rail maintenance group Eurovia

Autorité de la Concurrence fines 11 banks 384.9 million in cheque cartel case

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 19 2010

On 20 September, the French competition authority fined 11 banks (including BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Group Credit Agricole and BPCE) a total of 384.9 million for price fixing in the cheque processing market

French Competition Authority opinion on database cross-selling

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 30 2010

The French Competition Authority ("FCA") has issued an opinion on the question of the crossed usage of client databases ("cross-selling") and the possible effects of such practices within the telecommunications sector

Paris Court of Appeal dramatically reduces fines in steel cartel

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 30 2010

On 19 January 2010, the Paris Court of Appeal gave its ruling in a cartel appeal, slashing fines imposed by the French Competition Authority (the "Authority") on steel companies by almost 500 million

The Commission completes its investigation into the unlimited guarantee for the French Post Office

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • January 30 2010

The Commission has completed its investigation into the unlimited state guarantee enjoyed by the French Post Office ("La Poste"), following the adoption by the French Parliament of the law on the public enterprise La Poste and on postal activities

Electrabel appeals 20 million fine imposed for implementing its acquisition of CNR without approval

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • December 31 2009

Electrabel has appealed the Commission’s decision to fine it 20 million for acquiring Compagnie Nationale du Rhône ("CNR"), prior to receiving approval by the Commission under the EC Merger Regulation

Commission authorises temporary French aid scheme for farmers

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • December 31 2009

On 2 December 2009, the Commission authorised a French aid scheme which is directed at supporting farmers who find themselves in difficulty as a result of the economic crisis

French court refers question to ECJ on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution systems

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • December 31 2009

In 2006 the French Competition Council opened proceedings against eleven cosmetics producers for having imposed an absolute and general ban on members of their respective selective distribution systems from selling their products to end customers via the internet

General Court annuls Commission decision declaring measures implemented by France for EDF to be incompatible with the common market

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • December 31 2009

On the 15 December 2009, the General Court of the European Union annulled a Commission decision against EDF which declared aid it had received from the French State as incompatible with the common market