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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 modification of French risk capital scheme to boost real economy
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 23 2009

The European Commission has approved, under EC Treaty State aid rules, a temporary increase in investment tranches of a French risk-capital scheme, approved by the Commission in March 2008


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


Commission extends investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has extended the in-depth investigation it began in 2007 under EC Treaty State aid rules into the regulated electricity tariffs enjoyed by certain large and medium-sized companies in France


Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring of Dexia and authorises certain urgent measures
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Luxembourg
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty State aid rules to establish whether the restructuring plan for the Dexia group will restore the group's long-term viability


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


Commission market tests proposed commitments of EDF in the French electricity retail market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • December 31 2009

The Commission has announced that it is undertaking a formal consultation with market operators and interested parties, on the commitments offered by EDF to improve the level of competition in the French energy market


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 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