Region: France

Lawyers and economists promoted across Europe

Baker Botts has promoted David Cardwell to partner and Adam Dawson to special counsel in Brussels, while Mathilde Saltiel has been made up to partner at Latham & Watkins in Paris and Cornerstone Research has named Vikram Kumar as a principal in London.

05 March 2021

Partners change firms in London and Paris

Paul Hastings has hired former Covington & Burling competition litigator Alex Leitch in London, while Emmanuel Durand has left De Pardieu Brocas Maffei for DWF in Paris and Solange Leandro has joined Watson Farley & Williams in London.

01 March 2021

bureau Brandeis opens Paris office

Former officials from the European Commission and France's Competition Authority have joined litigation boutique bureau Brandeis to launch its Paris office.

26 February 2021

Google accused of breaching interim measures in France

France’s Competition Authority has sent Google a statement of objections, accusing the tech company of breaching an interim order that forced it to negotiate an acceptable fee with news publishers for displaying their content.

24 February 2021

France denies interim measures in EDF probe

France's Competition Authority has rejected an electricity supplier's request to impose interim measures on rival EDF, but the authority said it will continue to investigate the company for predatory pricing.

19 February 2021

French court upholds flour mill cartel ruling

France's top court has ruled that Goodmills, one of Germany's largest flour milling companies, continued to participate in a market sharing cartel until its fellow conspirators stopped inviting it to meetings.

12 February 2021

French court fines Google for Ads abuse

A French court has ordered Google to pay a telephone directory operator over €1.2 million in antitrust damages and reinstate the company to its Google Ads platform.

11 February 2021

France green lights sustainable energy deal

France's Competition Authority has unconditionally cleared a deal between two "green" electricity suppliers, concluding that high market shares are not indicative of market power in an emerging sector.

01 February 2021

Lego resolves discriminatory pricing probe with commitments

France’s Competition Authority has accepted Lego’s proposals to amend its discount policy so as not to discriminate against online retailers after the company “substantially modified” its original commitments.

29 January 2021

Google acquiesces to publishers in France, pushes back in Australia

Google has agreed to pay French publishers for displaying their content in its search results – at the same time as threatening to withdraw its search engine from Australia over the same issue.

25 January 2021

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