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Preliminary ruling by European Court of Justice gives important interpretation of Trade Mark Directive
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • April 27 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given a preliminary ruling on a matter of law which gives an important interpretation of the Trade Mark Directive


Commission authorises a further 2.45 billion capital injection for Caisse d’Épargne and Banque Populaire
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • May 11 2009

The European Commission has authorised, under the EC Treaty rules on State aid, a further 2.45 billion capital injection into the institution to be created by the merger between the Caisse d’Épargne and Banque Populaire groups


Autorité de la Concurrence fines 11 banks 384.9 million in cheque cartel case
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • 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


Suez Environnement and Lyonnaise des Eaux appeal against Commission dawn raid decision
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • 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 Patton Boggs
  • France, Czech Republic, European Union
  • 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


Commission refers acquisition of Keolis and Effia by SNCF and CDPQ to the French Competition Authority
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2009

On 15 September 2009, the Commission received the notification of a proposed concentration by which the undertaking SNCF-Participations (France) and the Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec (CDPQ) (Quebec), plan to acquire joint control of the whole of Keolis and Effia


The French Competition Authority fined the French Football Federation and Sportfive 6.9 million for collusion
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • October 31 2009

On 1 October 2009, the FCA sanctioned the French Football Federation (“FFF”) and Sportfive Company with a fine of 6.9 million for having entered into agreements with the intention to eliminate all competition in the commercialisation of marketing rights of the FFF


Foreign shareholder group authorised to join New York class action suit against Vivendi
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, USA
  • October 31 2009

A group of French minority shareholders have been admitted to join a class action suit initiated against Vivendi in New York


Paris Court of Appeal annuls decision on price fixing in perfumes and cosmetics industry
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • December 31 2009

The Paris Court of Appeal recently annulled a decision of the French Competition Authority ("FCA") on the grounds that the procedure took too long


Commission approves commitments offered by GDF Suez to increase competition in French gas market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • December 31 2009

The Commission has declared the commitments offered by GDF Suez (a French energy company) to increase competition in the French gas market, legally binding under Article 9 of Regulation 12003 on the implementation of the EU Treaty’s competition rules