Organisation: French Competition Authority

Portugal has “pipeline” of no-poach cases, agency head says

The Portuguese Competition Authority’s first-ever no-poach case spurred a stream of employee tip-offs and company leniency requests that has led to further investigations in labour markets, Margarida Matos Rosa has said.

02 March 2023

France sends Electrolux SO after decade-long probe

France’s Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to Electrolux, accusing the company of fixing resale prices and exchanging competitively sensitive information with rivals.

23 February 2023

French study looks to drive competition in e-vehicle charging sector

France's antitrust agency has launched a market inquiry into electric vehicle charging infrastructure, in a bid to help transform the country’s transport sector in line with EU sustainability targets.

17 February 2023

Lasserre tasked with competition and data privacy convergence

France’s data regulator has asked the renowned former head of the national antitrust agency to determine how to better align the two areas of enforcement in light of the EU’s upcoming digital regulation.

06 December 2022

France: FCA Increases Scrutiny Over the Sector

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - First Edition

As a key jurisdiction, France's enforcement in recent mergers and antitrust cases strongly influences the short-term outlook for the life sciences sector.

21 October 2022

Product Denigration

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - First Edition

Since the early 2010s, the French Competition Authority has undertaken several cases that have progressively widened the definition of denigration to the point of becoming a major compliance burden for life sciences companies.

21 October 2022

France: changes and firsts for the FCA

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

Since 2008, the French Competition Authority has been in charge of enforcing both French and European antitrust provisions and implementing the French merger control regime under the French Commercial Code.

24 June 2022

France: FCA metes out harsh penalties, targets digital sector

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

The French Competition Authority continues to sanction undertakings with high fines and to apply a policy of deterrence when tackling abuses of dominance and anticompetitive agreements.

24 June 2022

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