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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


Commission authorises French aid worth 46.3 million for the BioIntelligence R&D programme
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • May 19 2009

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty state aid rules to the financial support of 46.3 million granted by France to the BioIntelligence research and development programme


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


Covert recordings can count as evidence in French proceedings
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 3 2009

On 29 April 2009, the Paris Court of Appeal dismissed for the second time the appeal of Philips and Sony against a decision of the Competition Council in 2005 condemning an agreement between the two companies and their respective distributors


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


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


The Commission completes its investigation into the unlimited guarantee for the French Post Office
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • January 30 2010

The Commission has completed its investigation into the unlimited state guarantee enjoyed by the French Post Office ("La Poste"), following the adoption by the French Parliament of the law on the public enterprise La Poste and on postal activities


Paris Court of Appeal dramatically reduces fines in steel cartel
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • January 30 2010

On 19 January 2010, the Paris Court of Appeal gave its ruling in a cartel appeal, slashing fines imposed by the French Competition Authority (the "Authority") on steel companies by almost 500 million


Commission confirms inspections were carried out in the French electricity sector
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has confirmed that on 10 March 2009 Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of the electricity company EDF in France


Commission approves proposed acquisition of joint control of Thales by Dassault Aviation and TSA
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Thales by Dassault Aviation and TSA, all of France