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The Amaury group, which owns the sports newspaper L’Equipe, is fined for forcing out a new competitor, Le 10 Sport

  • Dentons
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  • France
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  • March 18 2014

In a February 20, 2014 decision, the French Competition Authority fined the press group Amaury, the owner of the sports newspaper L'Equipe which has

French Supreme Court: Google did not abuse dominant position

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
  • -
  • June 3 2013

On 16 April 2013, the French Supreme Court upheld the Paris Court of Appeals decision of 16 November 2011, thus confirming that Google did not abuse

Round-up of key developments

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain
  • -
  • October 31 2012

EU

Antitrust alert: France upholds Competition Authority’s power to withdraw merger approval

  • Jones Day
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  • France
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  • October 23 2012

The French Constitutional Council has declared constitutional the French Competition Authority’s power to (i) withdraw its decision authorizing a merger, for failure by the parties to comply with their commitments and (ii) has required that the parties re-notify their transaction

Use by the French Competition Authority of its power of injunction in the scope of a merger control

  • Bersay & Associes
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  • France
  • -
  • September 27 2012

On 23 July 2012, the Authority cleared the acquisition of TPS and CanalSatellite by Vivendi Universal and Canal Plus, subject to compliance with several injunctions, considering that the commitments that had been proposed by Canal Plus group failed to guarantee sufficient competition on pay TV markets

Global reform trends of broadcasting regulation

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Australia, Canada, France, United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 30 2012

Countries all around the world are examining how to reform their broadcasting regulatory systems, and have been doing so essentially ever since the move towards digital media began

French pay TV competition decision

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 28 2011

On 21 September, the French Competition Authority decided that the Canal Plus Group failed to comply with 10 of the 59 commitments imposed by the Authority in 2008 as conditions for the acquisition of TPS and CanalSatellite by Vivendi Universal and Canal Plus

Court prevents music company from pulling out songs from online music service

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • November 3 2011

In a summary judgment dated 5 September 2011, the Paris Court rejected Universal's request to order Deezer, an online music service, to remove all of Universal's songs from Deezer's free music catalogue

Commission calls on France to ensure non-discriminatory broadcasting legislation

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
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  • October 11 2011

On 29 September 2011, the Commission announced that it has sent France a reasoned opinion requesting France to ensure non-discriminatory allocation of digital TV broadcasting frequencies in its broadcasting legislation

The French Competition Authority withdrew the decision authorizing Canal Plus and Vivendi to acquire TPS

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • France
  • -
  • September 30 2011

By a decision dated 20 September 2011, the French Competition Authority withdrew the decision clearing the TPSVU merger as a result of non-compliance with commitments