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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 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 extends investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, European Union
  • 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


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


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


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
  • France, European Union
  • 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 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