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French Competition Authority leaves uncertain the antitrust scrutiny of major players in the Online Advertising sector

The President of the French Competition Authority (FCA), Isabelle de Silva, recently provided some interesting information regarding the on-going inquiry in the online advertising sector. Launched in the spring of...

Written on: 21 Aug 2017


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EU Legislation Watch: New Rules for Consumer Contracts under the Digital Content Directive

As part of the Digital Single Market initiative, European legislators are in the final stages of implementing a new Directive that will fundamentally change the contractual regime for selling digital...

Written on: 21 Aug 2017


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Implementing decrees for e-sport competition in France

Bearing in mind the huge economic and legal impacts of e-sport (representing a worldwide market of around 600 millions of dollars with a growth rate of 30% per year according...

Written on: 3 Aug 2017


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France implements a new duty to declare Ultimate Beneficial Owner of French registered entities

In the framework of transposing EU Directive 20158/849 dated 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist...

Written on: 1 Aug 2017


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Post-Brexit: mutual recognition and enforcement of UK and EU judgments

With exit negotiations now well underway, the EU and the UK now have less than two years to negotiate the conditions of their future relationship. Among numerous issues to address,...

Written on: 20 Jul 2017


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Dawn raids: recent cases clarify rights of defence during competition raids

On May 4, 2017, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court) found that Samsung Electronic’s rights of defence were breached when the French Competition Authority (the FCA) conducted raids against...

Written on: 11 Jul 2017


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More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on: 11 Jul 2017


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Competition law update | May 2017

Active enforcement continues to be the mantra across the EU competition landscape, with competition authorities across the EU showing no signs of reducing their activity levels, even in areas that...

Written on: 26 May 2017


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Decision of the French Constitutional Court concerning the contribution on added value and tax consolidated companies

The French Constitutional court has just ruled, in a decision dated 19 May 2017, that the specific method under which the effective tax rate of the CVAE for companies members...

Written on: 24 May 2017


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