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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


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


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


NCAs may take action against anti-competitive agreements which do not meet the thresholds in the Commission’s de minimis notice
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • February 6 2013

On 13 December 2012, the CJEU gave an interesting ruling on the powers of national competition authorities (NCAs) to fine parties for an


Commission authorises aid of 99 million to France for QUAERO R&D programme
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty state aid rules to the financial aid of 99 million granted by France to the QUAERO research and development (R&D) programme


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


Courts provide clarification on paid holiday
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • July 18 2012

Recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on French employment laws, specifically on the accrual of paid holiday, the effect of sick leave on holiday entitlement and the obligation to ensure that employees are able to take paid holiday


Commission launches in-depth investigation into unlimited state guarantee for the French post office
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has opened the formal investigation procedure against France regarding the unlimited state guarantee provided for La Poste