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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


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


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


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


French Competition Authority opinion on database cross-selling
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 30 2010

The French Competition Authority ("FCA") has issued an opinion on the question of the crossed usage of client databases ("cross-selling") and the possible effects of such practices within the telecommunications sector


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