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France - Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • European Union, France, Global
  • January 5 2017

The long awaited reform of French contract law has now happened. Although it consists for a large part in the codification of existing case law, the


EU national courts may have to order recovery of state aid before European Commission makes final decision
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • November 26 2013

The European Court of Justice decided on 21 November 2013 that EU national courts must assume that a measure qualifies as State aid, if the European


Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (19 December 2016)
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, European Union, France, Germany, Peru
  • December 19 2016

On 13 December 2016, the European Commission (Commission) announced that Regulation 2672010 (IBER) will be allowed to expire on 31 March 2017. The


EU & Competition Law Review 10 November 2016
  • Roschier
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • November 10 2016

On 7 November 2016, the European Ombudsman ("Ombudsman") published a decision finding no maladministration by the Commission in its handling of a


French tax update
  • Jones Day
  • Andorra, European Union, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Singapore
  • August 17 2015

The present French Tax Update will focus on an overview of several noteworthy publications, including decisions issued during the past few months by


Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (15 November 2016)
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Colombia, Ecuador, European Union, France, Peru, United Kingdom
  • November 15 2016

On 7 November 2016, the European Ombudsman (Ombudsman) published a decision finding no maladministration by the European Commission (Commission) in


Restructuring plan to rescue SeaFrance fails to meet approval
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, France
  • November 10 2011

France’s plan to recapitalise and rescue struggling ferry company SeaFrance failed to gain Commission approval on 24 October 2011


State aid: The European Commission approves support measures for renewable energy in France
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, France
  • December 22 2016

On 17 August 2015, the French Parliament enacted the "Law on energy transition and on green growth" in order to bring the French renewable energy


EU General Court finds French aid to SeaFrance (SNCF) incompatible with state aid rules and confirms that it has to be paid back
  • Nctm Studio Legale
  • European Union, France
  • February 3 2015

Another chapter in the long running saga about keeping SeaFrance financially afloat has come to an end. On 15 January 2015, the General Court of the


Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (7 November 2016)
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, France, Hungary
  • November 7 2016

On 28 October 2016, the European Commission (Commission) granted conditional approval to Imerys on its proposed acquisition of fellow specialty