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New Competition Tool

On 2 June 2020, the European Commission published an initial impact assessment and a public consultation, open until 8 September 2020, on the new competition instrument or "New Competition Tool (NCT)" that it plans to create to remedy structural competition problems that cannot be addressed through the application of [+]

4 November 2020|

Towards stricter regulation of GAFA?

The European Union is currently engaged in general discussions on the adoption of new competitive tools better adapted to the digitization and globalization of society. Adopting a holistic and comprehensive approach, the Commission has identified three pillars: the rigorous application of the provisions of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU; [+]

3 November 2020|

Competition authorities are subject to an effective control of their impartiality: on July 29, 2020, the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal granted a petition for legitimate suspicion against the Polynesian Competition Authority

On July 29, 2020, the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal just issued a landmark decision: he granted a petition for legitimate suspicion against an independent administrative authority, in this case the Polynesian Competition Authority (APC – Autorité polynésienne de la concurrence), because of the behavior of [+]

3 August 2020|

Publication of the French new merger control guidelines: a restructured, updated and more comprehensive document both as to procedure and substance

On July 23, 2020, the French Competition Authority issued its new guidelines on merger control which supersede the former guidelines dated July 10, 2013. The new guidelines, which are applicable immediatelyand are more structured, incorporate the recent decision-making practice of the Competition Authority (inter alia, Altice, FNAC/Darty, or Emil [+]

27 July 2020|

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