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On Case C-377/20, Servizio Elettrico Nazionale (I): overarching framework or case-specific...

By: Pablo Ibañez Colomo (Chillin' Competition) The Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Servizio Elettrico Nazionale last week (see here for the French version). Because the questions asked...
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French Watchdog Goes After US AI Company Clearview

The head of France's data privacy said on Wednesday she was considering triggering the process of fining US-based Clearview AI, a facial recognition company...
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France Fines Deliveroo Over Gig Worker Status

A French court has fined a pair of former Deliveroo executives for abusing the freelance status of the British food delivery platform’s workers, in...
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France’s Francois Pinault Partners to Buy Deezer for $1.1B

French billionaire Francois Pinault and other founders of Paris-based blank-check firm I2PO are buying music-streaming platform Deezer for €1.075 billion ($1.16 billion) and plan...
Orange

French Watchdog Raids Orange Headquarters

Orange's headquarters were raided on March 10 by the French antitrust watchdog, business magazine Capital reported on Tuesday, notably over suspicions of an abuse of...
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French Court Upholds Google Ad Fine

A French court of appeals upheld a 150 million euro fine levied against Alphabet’s Google for abusing its power over the treatment of advertisers,...
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France’s TF1 To Sell TFX Channel To Secure Merger

France’s TF1 and M6 and Altice Media have begun exclusive negotiations for the sale of two key entertainment channels owned by the broadcasters to...
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US Dating App Bumble Buys French Rival Fruitz

Bumble on Monday announced it’s acquiring Fruitz, a French dating app, marking its first-ever acquisition, reported The New York Post. Founded in 2017, Fruitz “encourages open...
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Benoît Cœuré To Lead French Competition Authority

Benoît Cœuré has been named as the new head of the Autorité de la Concurrence (ADLC), France’s competition regulator. In sessions on January 12, both...
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France’s Top Court Upholds Google’s Fine

Google’s bid to overturn a €100 million (US$114.4 million) French fine hit a snag after an aide to the nation’s top court backed accusations...
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