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New proposal from Advocate-General in a matter concerning religious headgear goes against a former proposal
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 5 2016

In a new matter, the European Court of Justice has been asked by a French court if it is in accordance with EU-law, particularly Directive 200078EF


Protection du secret des affaires : la France va-t-elle devancer l’adoption de la Directive Européenne ? La proposition de loi Urvoas du 16 Juillet 2014.
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • August 7 2014

Une proposition de loi relative à la protection du secret des affaires a été enregistrée à la présidence de


ECJ confirms prohibition of regulated energy prices, and expands on Federutility exceptions
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 29 2016

In its ANODE judgment of 7 September 2016, the European Court of Justice applied the principle set out in its 2010 judgment in Case C-26508


The French Data Protection Authority launches a public consultation on four priority topics of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • June 29 2016

The French Data Protection Authority ("CNIL") recently launched a public consultation on four priority topics identified by the Article 29 Working


Your pocket guide to VAT on digital e-commerce
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Digital e-commerce is a rapidly growing business market within the EU, emerging as a key economic driver. However, as acknowledged by the EU


CJEU: litigation about French taxation of 5 dividends received from EU subsidiaries
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 9 2015

The CJEU ruled that the French taxation of 5 fraction of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries is incompatible with EU law. It is possible to


Commission opens in-depth investigation into Arjowiggins' proposed acquisition of M-real Zanders' Reflex Mill
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has opened a detailed investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of M-real Zanders' Reflex mill located in Düren, Germany by Arjowiggins of France


Commission opens in-depth inquiry into proposed French R&D aid to Peugeot-Citroën for hybrid diesel car
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has launched an in-depth investigation to determine whether a 96 million aid that France plans to grant Peugeot-Citroën and other partners for the development of a hybrid diesel car (VHD) is compatible with EC Treaty state aid rules


Commission approves proposal to create a joint venture combining the road marking and road sign operations of Eurovia and Compagnie Signature
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has approved under the EC Merger Regulation the proposed merger, whereby Eurovia, a subsidiary of the French group Vinci, and Compagnie Signature SAS, part of the French group Burelle, will combine their road marking and road sign operations, acquiring joint control of Euromark (France) and Signature Holdings (France) through the purchase of shares in these two companies constituting a joint venture


Commission requests France to recover unlawful aid from Arbel Fauvet Rail
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided under EC Treaty state aid rules that the French authorities must recover illegal state aid received by Arbel Fauvet Rail, a manufacturer of railway wagons