Organisation: French Competition Authority

French court upholds voucher cartel fines

France’s Competition Authority has successfully defended its decision to impose nearly €415 million fines on a meal voucher cartel, but at least one business has said it will appeal against the ruling.

29 November 2023

France raids company in retail goods sector

France’s Competition Authority has raided the premises of an unnamed producer and distributor of food and non-food consumer products, following related impromptu hearings it conducted last month.

27 November 2023

France sends SO to alleged no-poach cartel

France’s Competition Authority has accused several engineering, technology consulting and IT services companies of conspiring to implement no-poach agreements.

23 November 2023

Top French court dismisses L'Oréal appeal against €189.5 million fine

France’s Supreme Court has rejected L'Oréal’s challenge against a fine for colluding to strengthen the bargaining power of suppliers and increase prices in two markets.

06 November 2023

FCA Product Denigration Decisions and Their Impact in Europe

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Given the FCA’s strict standards, which have recently been adopted by other national authorities, from a practical perspective it may be difficult to define a safe course of action. Certain key elements, such as keeping a neutral tone and messages objective, are critical.

20 October 2023

French enforcer conducts impromptu hearings at companies' offices

France’s Competition Authority has conducted “unannounced hearings” at the premises of several companies in certain production and marketing sectors over suspected anticompetitive practices.

19 October 2023

France signals further cloud sector enforcement

France’s Competition Authority is eyeing up further investigations in the cloud computing market after raiding a graphics card maker a few days ago, its head has revealed.

03 October 2023

French agency concerned about national courts lowering fines, senior official says

A senior official at France’s Competition Authority has said that recent court decisions lowering the agency’s fines could “weaken the dissuasive effect of penalties”.

29 September 2023

Nvidia reportedly raided in France

France’s Competition Authority has doubled down on an earlier threat to police the cloud computing sector by raiding a graphics card maker.

27 September 2023

French enforcer orders commitments in gambling deal

France's national lottery operator has won approval to acquire betting company ZEturf after remedying concerns about conglomerate effects raised by the country’s competition watchdog.

18 September 2023

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