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Court judgments order construction industry companies to pay the SNCF between 123 and 129 million in compensation for concerted practices
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • May 19 2009

The Paris administrative court has rendered a total of 34 judgments ordering construction industry companies such as Bouygues Construction, Eiffage and Vinci to pay the SNCF between 123 and 129 million in compensation for damages it suffered from a price fixing agreement


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
  • 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


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


Electrabel appeals 20 million fine imposed for implementing its acquisition of CNR without approval
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • 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 Patton Boggs
  • France, European Union
  • 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


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


French court refers question to ECJ on absolute ban on internet sales in selective distribution systems
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • 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