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The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808

Commission concludes that French state guarantee for Finnish nuclear power plant operator TVO does not constitute aid

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Finland, France
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  • October 31 2007

The Commission has closed an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules, concluding that a guarantee of the French Government insuring a loan granted to the Finnish electricity producer TVO does not constitute state aid

Commission approves proposal to create a joint venture combining the road marking and road sign operations of Eurovia and Compagnie Signature

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • January 3 2008

The Commission has approved under the EC Merger Regulation the proposed merger, whereby Eurovia, a subsidiary of the French group Vinci, and Compagnie Signature SAS, part of the French group Burelle, will combine their road marking and road sign operations, acquiring joint control of Euromark (France) and Signature Holdings (France) through the purchase of shares in these two companies constituting a joint venture

Advocate General's opinion in the three French Google keyword references

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • September 23 2009

The Advocate General delivered his widely anticipated opinion today in three references to the European Court of Justice involving whether the AdWords system operated by Google amounted to trade mark infringement

Commission calls on France to end special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu")

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 25 2007

The Commission has asked France to amend its legislation within nine months in order to eliminate the obstacles to the internal market rules represented by the special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu") granted to Banque Postale, Caisse d’Epargne and Crédit Mutuel

Courts provide clarification on paid holiday

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • July 18 2012

Recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on French employment laws, specifically on the accrual of paid holiday, the effect of sick leave on holiday entitlement and the obligation to ensure that employees are able to take paid holiday

Commission authorises French tax scheme reducing solidarity tax on wealth with a view to promoting investment in SMEs

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty rules on state aid to the French tax-relief to a taxpayers' scheme in respect of the solidarity tax on wealth (ISF) for those who invest in SMEs

European Court of Justice dismisses France Télécom’s appeal in predatory pricing case

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 6 2009

On 2 April 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal brought by France Télécom against the judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) in the Wanadoo predatory pricing case

Commission requests France to recover unlawful aid from Arbel Fauvet Rail

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided under EC Treaty state aid rules that the French authorities must recover illegal state aid received by Arbel Fauvet Rail, a manufacturer of railway wagons

NCAs may take action against anti-competitive agreements which do not meet the thresholds in the Commission’s de minimis notice

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • February 6 2013

On 13 December 2012, the CJEU gave an interesting ruling on the powers of national competition authorities (NCAs) to fine parties for an