Friday, 17 May 2013
France’s Competition Authority has criticised the government’s proposed guidelines to regulate online sales of medicine, saying they risk harming competition.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Drug maker Sanofi-Aventis has been told to pay a €40 million antitrust fine for allegedly persuading doctors and pharmacists to limit customer access to low-cost, generic rivals to its branded drug Plavix.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Following its success in lowering inter-bank fees charged by some of the country’s largest banks, France’s Competition Authority has secured similar reductions from Visa and MasterCard.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
The European Commission has dropped its antitrust investigation of France’s three leading water services companies and their trade association over alleged price fixing.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Clifford Chance has promoted competition specialist Emmanuel Durand to partner in the firm’s Paris practice.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
France’s Competition Authority has approved Rossel Group’s takeover of the Champagne-Ardenne-Picardie Hub of the Hersant Media Group (Pole CAP), subject to conditions.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
France’s Competition Authority has fined Eiffage Construction Roussillon €960,000 for anti-competitive behaviour regarding the rebuilding of watchtowers at Perpignan prison.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Michel Debroux has joined Reed Smith to open the firm’s Paris competition practice.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Bird & Bird has promoted Julie Catala Marty to partner in the firm’s Paris competition practice.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
The Paris Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal brought by four oil companies against a Competition Authority fine for cartel activity.
Monday, 4 March 2013
France’s Competition Authority has opened a public consultation on conditions attached to the Canal Plus/TPS merger.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
France’s Competition Authority has launched a sector inquiry of the pharmaceutical sector, to examine how competition works across the medical products distribution chain.
Monday, 25 February 2013
France’s Competition Authority has issued new draft merger control guidelines, clarifying areas such as the use of remedies, the fast-track process and the role of the trustee.
Friday, 15 February 2013
France’s Competition Authority has opened an investigation of energy company EDF for allegedly abusing its dominant position, but refused to grant interim measures requested by a complainant.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
France’s Competition Authority has fined eight pork slaughterhouses and two professional associations €4.6 million for implementing anti-competitive agreements.