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Commission investigates E.ON and Gaz de France for suspected market sharing
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France, Germany
  • September 28 2007

The European Commission has initiated proceedings against the German energy group, E.ON, and the French gas company, Gaz de France, in relation to suspected market sharing


Suez-GDF merger seen as challenge to European Union
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France, European Union
  • September 28 2007

The Gaz de France (GDF) and Suez merger, announced in September, will create Europe's largest purchaser, supplier and distributor of natural gas


France, Ireland and Italy to partially recover energy product tax breaks
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France, Ireland, Italy, European Union
  • February 16 2007

The European Commission has ordered France, Ireland and Italy to partially recover tax exemptions on energy products that constitute illegal State aid


French solar projects
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • October 4 2011

On 15 September 2011, the French Energy Regulation Committee (CRE) issued a set of rules covering the applicable conditions for the new tender process for photovoltaic (PV) projects in France with a capacity exceeding 250kw


Problems surrounding high tension electricity interconnection between France and Spain continue
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France, Spain
  • January 25 2008

The electricity interconnector between France and Spain is a key link in securing the supply of energy to the Iberian Peninsula and strengthening the stability of the European power grid


Commission extends investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • March 13 2009

The European Commission has extended an investigation into what it called France’s artificially low electricity tariffs for companies classed as "large" and "medium-sized" electricity consumers


French hydrogen energy project cleared
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • October 10 2008

On 8 October 2008, the European Commission approved under the EC Treaty State aid rules EUR 67.6 million in State aid granted by France for research and development


Energy State aid: Commission authorises France to grant aid for "Solar Nano Crystal" R&D programme
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • February 27 2009

The European Commission has decided not to raise objections under EC Treaty State aid rules to the financial support of EUR 46


Commission opens formal proceedings against Gaz de France concerning suspected gas supply restrictions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • May 31 2008

The European Commission has opened antitrust proceedings against the French gas company Gaz de France for a suspected breach of the EC Treaty's rules on abuse of dominant position and restrictive business practices


Commission opens investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, France
  • June 15 2007

The European Commission has initiated a formal investigation into potential aid granted to large and medium-sized companies in France in the form of artificially low regulated electricity tariffs