Region: France

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: Foreign direct investment regulations

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06 December 2022

Enforcers have undervalued innovation, CMA chief economist says

The UK’s chief competition economist has said antitrust authorities have allowed too many mergers in the tech space because they “undervalue innovation” and have become “paralysed” in the face of uncertainty.

05 December 2022

Failing firm defence comes down to takeover strategy, French mergers head says

The head of the French antitrust enforcer's mergers unit has said companies should not be scared of invoking the failing firm defence during merger reviews, but warned that internal documents and the manner of takeover are key to gaining approval.

02 December 2022

Broadcasters again fail to score in French football league saga

France’s Competition Authority has rejected complaints from Canal Plus and beIN Sports accusing the country’s professional football league of abusing its dominance over broadcasting rights, 17 months after dismissing similar allegations.

01 December 2022

French court rejects EDF request to intervene in complaint appeal

A French court has rejected EDF's request to intervene in an appeal challenging the national competition authority's dismissal of a complaint against the state-owned energy provider for allegedly abusing its dominance.

24 November 2022

France clears cash registry merger with behavioural remedies

France’s Competition Authority has cleared a merger between two cash registry companies in Phase I after accepting behavioural remedies aimed at eradicating conglomerate concerns from the transaction.

15 November 2022

French enforcer rejects first antitrust complaint under ECN+ priority rules

France’s Competition Authority has rejected a complaint under prioritisation principles laid out in the ECN+ Directive for the first time, dismissing a newsagent association’s abuse of dominance claim against the country's largest postal delivery company.

21 October 2022

France: FCA Increases Scrutiny Over the Sector

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21 October 2022

Product Denigration

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21 October 2022

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