Region: France

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

Nuclear decommissioning cartel sanctioned in France

France’s Competition Authority has fined a slew of companies more than €31 million for colluding to fix tenders to decommission a key nuclear site.

07 September 2023

BRG poaches from Brattle Group

Berkeley Research Group has launched new competition practices in Brussels and Paris, headed by Kai-Uwe Kühn and three other economists who have defected from Brattle Group.

05 September 2023

French foie gras producers withdraw tie-up amid Phase II scrutiny

Two major French food manufacturers have abandoned their plans to form a joint venture after France's Competition Authority raised concerns the deal could harm competition in the downstream markets for the supply of foie gras.

01 September 2023

La Liga lodges FSR complaint over Qatari-owned PSG funding

Spain’s top football division has lodged the first public complaint over foreign subsidies with the European Commission since the new regime came into force, alleging that Paris Saint-Germain FC has received Qatari investment that “seriously” distorts the internal market.

14 August 2023

France unconditionally clears airport catering JV after Phase II probe

France’s Competition Authority has unconditionally approved a joint venture for the provision of catering services at the country’s two largest airports after an in-depth investigation assuaged its Phase I concerns.

07 August 2023

France sends Apple SO over abusive advertising terms

Conditions imposed by Apple on the handling of user data from its iOS devices for advertising purposes are discriminatory, France's Competition Authority has said in a statement of objections.

26 July 2023

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