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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


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


National authorities fine two gas companies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, Spain
  • March 31 2009

Two gas companies, one French and the other Spanish, have been fined by national authorities for engaging in anticompetitive practices


Commission approves extension of French regional aid map to 111 new "communes" (local authorities)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has authorised under the EC Treaty State aid rules the extension of the French regional aid map to cover 111 "communes" (local authorities) in 10 employment areas or sites concerned by restructuring in the defence sector and a site suffering economic difficulties in the paper industry


Commission authorises amendment to French scheme to inject capital into certain credit institutions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, European Union
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has approved, under the State aid rules of the EC Treaty, an amendment to the French scheme to inject capital into credit institutions which it approved on 8 December 2008 and 28 January 2009


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


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