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Competition law, big data and data protection - are Competition Authorities becoming jacks of all trades?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • France, Germany, European Union
  • July 18 2016

The French and German competition authorities have jointly published a paper on big data and competition law. The paper gives an overview of the


French Competition Authority Opens Inquiry into Data Processing for On-Line Advertising
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, Germany
  • June 8 2016

Further to the joint report on Competition Law and Data released by the French Autorité de la concurrence (French Competition Authority or FCA) and


Competition and Big Data in the Spotlight - German and French Competition Authorities Publish Joint Report on Big Data
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • France, Germany
  • May 17 2016

On 10 May 2016, the German and French competition authorities published a joint report on "Competition Law and Data" in which they analyze the


When can sales via online platforms be restricted?
  • Eversheds
  • European Union, France
  • December 23 2015

On 18 November 2015, the Autorité de la concurrence (the “French Competition Authority” or “FCA”) obtained confirmation from adidas


Online Travel Agencies and hotels: the end of parity clauses
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • June 8 2016

In 2015, major changes occurred in France in the online hotel BOOKING platforms sector. The French Competition Authority ("FCA"), the Commercial


French court considers luxury perfumes selective distribution regime incompatible with competition rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • June 2 2016

In a ruling on 25 May 2016 the Court of Appeal in Paris held that the selective distribution system of Coty Prestige France, the exclusive licensee


Selective distribution for cosmetics and EU competition rules on online sales
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2011

On March 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Ján Mazák issued a nonbinding opinion on Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi (Case C-43909


France: Will a prohibition in a distribution agreement against sales on a marketplace website soon be prohibited in France?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • France
  • April 13 2016

Since the landmark Pierre Fabre decision, there is no longer any doubt that imposing a blanket prohibition on selling via internet in a selective


Online selling: is it still possible to prohibit sales via online marketplaces in France?
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 8 2016

The French Competition Authority (FCA) has recently ruled that although qualitative criteria may be applied to online marketplaces, their use may not


Most favored nation clauses under the microscope in France
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • European Union, France
  • February 10 2015

The anti-competitive effects of price parity clauses used by online travel agencies ("OTAs") in their contracts with hoteliers have been under