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When is a private company considered a public body and subject to the EU procurement rules?

European Union - October 17 2017 A recent European Court of Justice ("ECJ") case has thrown up a novel legal issue which will be of interest to all public authorities which have…

Arturo Battista, Robert Bell, Eckart Budelmann, Roman Madej, François-Xavier Mirza, Luigi Zumbo

Expedia targeted once again by the French

France - September 19 2017 Following the French Economy Minister's claim against Expedia in 2013, the Paris Court of Appeals, by decision dated 21 June 2017, heavily fined this…

Emmanuelle Mercier, François-Xavier Mirza

CJEU reaffirms parent company liability for competition law infringement

European Union, Spain - October 4 2013 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dismissed an appeal by Alliance One International on 26 September 2013 of a decision upholding the…

Robert Bell, Eckart Budelmann, Anita C. Esslinger

Two-stage controls in French Polynesia: new Competition Authority set to review the purchase of hotel properties by Chinese group

China, France - July 13 2016 One of the first missions of the French Polynesian Competition Authority ("PCA"), which was created in February 2015 but which officially started its…

François-Xavier Mirza

French motorways paved with gold for toll concession holders?

France - October 8 2014 On the 18th of September 2014, following a request from the French National Assembly's Finance Committee pursuant to Article L. 462-1 of the French…

Robert Bell, Eckart Budelmann, Anita C. Esslinger, Luigi Zumbo