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  1. Legal news
    15 March 2021
    French Supreme Court extends legal privilege to all attorney-client correspondence relating to rights of defence

    On 20 January 2021, the criminal chamber of the French Supreme Court held that in the context of a dawn raid carried out by a competition authority, all attorney-client correspondence relating to the right of defence is ...

  2. Legal news
    27 April 2020
    Competition Law strengthening the failure of the new publishers’ rights: is it fair?

    In October 2019 France became the first EU country to implement and apply article 15 of the DSM Directive. If the goal of article 15 was to make “the licensing and enforcement of rights in press publications” less ...

  3. Legal news
    17 June 2020
    E-commerce: the FCA publishes a study on the application of competition law in the sector

    E-commerce is an essential distribution channel with specific features to which the competition authorities had to adapt. The French Competition Authority (the FCA) has therefore deemed it useful to publish a study ...

  4. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Merger control: first-ever FCA’s decision to block a transaction

    Nearly a month after issuing its new merger control guidelines, the French Competition Authority (FCA) broke new ground in merger control by issuing a blocking decision on 28 August 2020, against the joint takeover of a ...

  5. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Publication of a study on e-commerce and competition law

    The French Competition Authority (FCA) has recently published a study on competition law and e-commerce which presents the competition dynamics as well as the anti-competitive practices that may arise in the e-commerce ...

  6. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    The FCA rejects Sony’s commitments in an abuse of dominance case

    2020 proves to be a busy year for the French Competition Authority (FCA) as far as tech giants are concerned. After Google and Apple, it's now Sony's turn to be under the FCA’s spotlight. While the Japanese company is ...

  7. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Publication of the new French merger control guidelines

    The French Competition Authority (FCA) recently published its new merger control guidelines. The adoption of these new guidelines follows a series of public consultations and is part of the FCA’s efforts to simplify and ...

  8. Legal news
    11 June 2020
    The FCA’s contribution to the fight against climate change

    At the time where the Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") recently published a working paper, together with seven other French ...

  9. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Ban of sales through marketplaces: further clarifications would be welcome

    At a time when competition authorities are increasingly concerned about the growing importance of platforms in the digital economy, the possibility for suppliers to prevent distributors from reselling goods through ...

  10. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    The FCA publishes its roadmap for 2021

    After a year strongly marked by the unprecedented COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") recently published its roadmap for 2021. Continuity and novelty are the two words that can ...