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National authorities fine two gas companies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, Spain
  • March 31 2009

Two gas companies, one French and the other Spanish, have been fined by national authorities for engaging in anticompetitive practices


Commission approves extension of French regional aid map to 111 new "communes" (local authorities)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has authorised under the EC Treaty State aid rules the extension of the French regional aid map to cover 111 "communes" (local authorities) in 10 employment areas or sites concerned by restructuring in the defence sector and a site suffering economic difficulties in the paper industry


Commission authorises amendment to French scheme to inject capital into certain credit institutions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 31 2009

The European Commission has approved, under the State aid rules of the EC Treaty, an amendment to the French scheme to inject capital into credit institutions which it approved on 8 December 2008 and 28 January 2009


Commission refers acquisition of Keolis and Effia by SNCF and CDPQ to the French Competition Authority
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2009

On 15 September 2009, the Commission received the notification of a proposed concentration by which the undertaking SNCF-Participations (France) and the Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec (CDPQ) (Quebec), plan to acquire joint control of the whole of Keolis and Effia


The French Competition Authority fined the French Football Federation and Sportfive 6.9 million for collusion
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • October 31 2009

On 1 October 2009, the FCA sanctioned the French Football Federation (“FFF”) and Sportfive Company with a fine of 6.9 million for having entered into agreements with the intention to eliminate all competition in the commercialisation of marketing rights of the FFF


Foreign shareholder group authorised to join New York class action suit against Vivendi
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, USA
  • October 31 2009

A group of French minority shareholders have been admitted to join a class action suit initiated against Vivendi in New York


Commission confirms inspections were carried out in the French electricity sector
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has confirmed that on 10 March 2009 Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of the electricity company EDF in France


Commission approves proposed acquisition of joint control of Thales by Dassault Aviation and TSA
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Thales by Dassault Aviation and TSA, all of France


Commission extends investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, European Union
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has extended the in-depth investigation it began in 2007 under EC Treaty State aid rules into the regulated electricity tariffs enjoyed by certain large and medium-sized companies in France


Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring of Dexia and authorises certain urgent measures
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Luxembourg
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty State aid rules to establish whether the restructuring plan for the Dexia group will restore the group's long-term viability