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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


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
  • France, Czech Republic, European Union
  • 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


Commission gives France the go-ahead to grant 33 million to Carmat's R&D programme for the development of an artificial heart
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • June 23 2009

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty State aid rules to the financial support of 33 million granted by France to Carmat's R&D programme


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 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


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