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French legal and regulatory newsletter - January 2015

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • February 16 2015

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory

Selective distribution for cosmetics and EU competition rules on online sales

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 16 2011

On March 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Ján Mazák issued a nonbinding opinion on Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi (Case C-43909

French Competition Authority imposes EUR 0.9 million fine on Bang & Olufsen for curtailing e-tail

  • NautaDutilh
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  • France
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  • December 12 2012

Today, the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has imposed a EUR 0.9 million fine on Bang & Olufsen France and its Danish parent company for having prohibited their French dealers from selling the brand's products online

French discount fashion website escapes prosecution

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • France
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  • March 11 2015

In a decision of 28 November 2014, the French Competition Authority (FCA) offered comfort to France's main online private sales shopping store

Most favored nation clauses under the microscope in France

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • February 10 2015

The anti-competitive effects of price parity clauses used by online travel agencies ("OTAs") in their contracts with hoteliers have been under

Opening up of the French online gambling market

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • June 30 2010

The law on the opening up to competition and regulation of the online gambling market in France entered into force on 13 May 2010, following its publication in the French Official Journal (Law N2010-476 of 12 May 2010

Blocking online sales: new ruling from European Court of Justice

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 14 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a restriction imposed on the online sale of cosmetics and personal care products breaches EU competition rules and cannot be justified in the terms of the block exemption for distribution and supply agreements

The French Competition Authority makes the PMU separate online betting and betting through agents: a decision that allows other actors to compete on an equal playing field "pmu. Fr"

  • Granrut Avocats
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  • France
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  • April 8 2014

By decision 14-D-04 of 25 February 2014 relating to practices implemented in the sector of online horse betting, the French Competition Authority

The Conseil de la Concurrence dismisses AFORST complaint against France Télévisions and France Télécom

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • September 29 2008

On 8 October 2007, the French Association for network operators and telecommunication services (AFORST) complained before the Competition Council about a partnership agreement between France Télévisions and France Télécom and exclusivity rights granted to France Télécom by France Télévisions to distribute some programs in “catch up TV” mode (which allows the viewing of pre-recorded TV programs during a short period of time after their broadcasting

Commission to intervene in French online selective distribution dispute

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 15 2009

The European Commission is preparing to submit comments before the Paris Court of Appeal in a case brought by cosmetic manufacturer Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmétique (Pierre Fabre) against a French Competition Authority decision