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France’s Competition Authority has fined Roche, Novartis and Genentech a total of €444 million for abusing their collective dominance by preventing the entry of a cheaper eye treatment drug into the French market.
09 September 2020
Lionel Lesur has left McDermott Will & Emery in Paris after nine years to head up Franklin Avocats' new competition practice.
08 September 2020
France’s Competition Authority has prohibited a merger for the first time in its history, blocking a three-to-two hypermarket deal in the town of Troyes.
28 August 2020
Lego has promised to amend its criteria for granting discounts to French retailers, as it looks to resolve an antitrust investigation examining alleged price discrimination against online sellers.
30 July 2020
France’s Competition Authority has published new merger guidelines, which give companies greater pre-notification powers and clarification on the authority’s simplified merger procedure.
27 July 2020
An oil storage company has dropped its planned acquisition of a controlling stake in France's largest pipeline network after the country’s competition enforcer warned that the deal would grant unprecedented control over an essential infrastructure.
27 July 2020
Mexico’s competition authority has created a new digital directorate, while France’s antitrust watchdog has named the head of its new digital unit.
17 July 2020
Four major grocery retailers have offered to amend a joint purchasing agreement related to their own-label products, in hopes of resolving an investigation by France’s Competition Authority.
25 June 2020
A French court has dismissed L'Oréal’s appeal against a €189.4 million cartel fine, but reduced the penalty imposed on its subsidiary.
24 June 2020
A French appellate court has thrown out Orange’s appeal against a follow-on claim by rival telecommunications provider Digicel, but reduced the amount of damages it must pay by nearly €100 million.
23 June 2020
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