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Dentons
On July 24, 2016, the European Commission imposed fines totaling €111 million on Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their retailers.
Jones Day
In May 2016, the FCA and the German Bundeskartellamt published a joint report on Big Data and its implications for competition law.
Dentons
By a ruling dated 13 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rejected the appeal made by Telefónica and confirmed the decision of the European Commission sanctioning Telefónica ...
August Debouzy
Les activités par définition mondiales des multinationales les exposent à de potentiels litiges portés devant une multitude de juridictions nationales.
August Debouzy
En 2013, August Debouzy a créé son concours START YOU UP, un programme d'accompagnement juridique à destination des jeunes pousses de la Tech française.
Dentons
For the first time since the reform of the merger control system in 2008, the Minister of Economy used his evocation power to overrule the French Competition Authority's decision and required from Cofigeo commitments intended to preserve employment.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 14 June 2018, the French Ministry of Economy announced its intention to carry out, for the first time, a public interest review of Cofigeo's acquisition of the ready meals business of Agripole.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Paris partner Noëlle Lenoir and counsel Eric David authored a chapter in the French legal specialised publication Le Lamy droit économique.
Dentons
Gun jumping: The Court of Justice of the European Union states that the early implementation of operations incidental to a merger which do not themselves result in a lasting change in the control
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
As Brits bemoan higher prices for French wines, it emerges that the higher prices may be due to more than the sterling exchange rate following the Brexit vote.
August Debouzy
Après la consultation publique lancée en octobre 2017, l'Autorité de la concurrence (l'« Autorité ») a annoncé le 7 juin 2018 plusieurs mesures de modernisation et de simplification du contrôle français...
Van Bael & Bellis
The Court therefore, in effect, took the view that it was legitimate to exclude this particular online-only platform from the network.
August Debouzy
En novembre 2016, l'Autorité de la concurrence française sanctionnait Altice d'une amende de 80 millions d'euros pour avoir pour avoir réalisé la fusion entre SFR et Numéricâble avant d'en avoir été autorisée.
Dentons
In a decision opposing Coty France to the online sales platform Showroomprive.com, the Paris Court of Appeal followed in the footsteps of the Court of Justice's eponymous ...
August Debouzy
After this landmark decision, the French courts' position was highly expected.
August Debouzy
On se souvient que le 6 décembre 2017, la Cour de Justice de l'Union Européenne (« CJUE ») avait affirmé, dans le cadre d'une décision rendue sur question préjudicielle, relative au réseau...
Dentons
A concerted practice between two pharmaceutical groups aiming to reduce the use of a medicinal product for treatments not covered by its marketing authorization and increasing the use of another competing...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 18 December 2017, the Paris Tribunal of Commerce condemned Orange (formerly known as ‘France Telecom') to pay € 346 million to Digicel (formerly ‘Bouygues Telecom Caraïbe') ...
McDermott Will & Emery
French merger control applies if the turnovers of the parties to a transaction (usually the acquirer(s) including its (their) group(s) of companies, and the target) exceeded, in the last financial year, certain (cumulative) thresholds provided in Article L. 430-2, I of the French Commercial Code (the "Code"):
August Debouzy
Bernard Cazeneuve, Associé et Pierre Sellal, Senior counsel, plaident pour la mise en place d'un paquet européen anticorruption pour mieux traquer la grande délinquance financière.
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August Debouzy
En 2013, August Debouzy a créé son concours START YOU UP, un programme d'accompagnement juridique à destination des jeunes pousses de la Tech française.
Dentons
On July 24, 2016, the European Commission imposed fines totaling €111 million on Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their retailers.
Dentons
For the first time since the reform of the merger control system in 2008, the Minister of Economy used his evocation power to overrule the French Competition Authority's decision and required from Cofigeo commitments intended to preserve employment.
Jones Day
New French legislation, the so-called "Sapin II" Law will have a significant impact on distribution agreements signed by suppliers, wholesalers, or retailers in the marketing of products...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 18 December 2017, the Paris Tribunal of Commerce condemned Orange (formerly known as ‘France Telecom') to pay € 346 million to Digicel (formerly ‘Bouygues Telecom Caraïbe') ...
Dentons
By a ruling dated 13 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rejected the appeal made by Telefónica and confirmed the decision of the European Commission sanctioning Telefónica ...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
As Brits bemoan higher prices for French wines, it emerges that the higher prices may be due to more than the sterling exchange rate following the Brexit vote.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 14 June 2018, the French Ministry of Economy announced its intention to carry out, for the first time, a public interest review of Cofigeo's acquisition of the ready meals business of Agripole.
Dentons
Gun jumping: The Court of Justice of the European Union states that the early implementation of operations incidental to a merger which do not themselves result in a lasting change in the control
Dentons
A concerted practice between two pharmaceutical groups aiming to reduce the use of a medicinal product for treatments not covered by its marketing authorization and increasing the use of another competing...
McDermott Will & Emery
The FCA said the significant fine reflected the gravity of the offence and the long duration of the anticompetitive behavior, which for one company lasted 23 years.
August Debouzy
After this landmark decision, the French courts' position was highly expected.
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