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Good and Bad News for Follow‑On Actions in France

France - April 19 2018 Follow‑on private enforcement actions (by which victims seek compensation for damages incurred as a result of anti‑competitive practices, as…

Emmanuelle Mercier

French Supreme Court Upholds Exclusive Supply Obligation where Necessary to Franchise Network

France - March 29 2018 Exclusive supply clauses are a frequent feature of franchise contracts. In accordance with EU Law, the French Supreme Court, by decision of 20…

Emmanuelle Mercier

EU Retail News - February 2018

European Union, France, United Kingdom - February 22 2018 Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any company that monitors individuals on a "large scale" or has "large scale" collections of…

A Heavy Burden: French Company Held Liable for Infringement of Competition Law by Subsidiary Due to Failure to Prove Independence

European Union, France - February 19 2018 It is settled law that the fact that a subsidiary has separate legal personality is not sufficient to exclude the possibility of its anti-competitive…

Robert Bell

Selective Distribution Is Not Dead, at Least for Cosmetics

European Union, France - January 23 2018 On September 13th 2017, the French Supreme Court ruled in favor of French cosmetics company Caudalie in a case regarding the prohibition imposed by…

Emmanuelle Mercier