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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 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


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
  • France, European Union
  • 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
  • European Union, France
  • 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


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