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Designing a Compliance Policy, the French Approach By Marianne Faessel & Henri Piffaut

Designing a Compliance Policy, the French Approach

Compliance is the outcome of interactions between firms and competition authorities. For a competition authority to design compliance policy instruments requires understanding the origins...
Nestle

French Watchdog Says Companies Colluded To Not Disclose Chemicals Packaging

France has accused more than 100 companies, including units of Nestlé, of colluding to not disclose information to consumers about the presence of a...
France

French Antitrust Chief Was “Surprised” To Be Removed From Post

France’s antitrust chief has expressed her “surprise” and “disappointment” at President Emmanuel Macron’s decision not to renew her mandate in the middle of a...
Snapchat

French TV Group M6 Partners With Snapchat

French TV group M6 has set up a partnership with Snap messaging app Snapchat to make extracts of its programmes available on the social...
The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA)

Netherlands, France & Germany Present Digital Markets Act Amendments

The Netherlands, France, and Germany have jointly developed amendments to the Digital Markets Act (DMA): the introduction of a tailor-made remediation provision and the...
France

France Fines LVMH Eyewear Makers For Imposing Selling Prices

France's antitrust body on Thursday fined several eyewear makers for imposing selling prices on opticians and preventing them from selling online. The Autorite de la...
The French Dilemma: Preserving FDI in France While Exercising Greater Control

The French Dilemma: Preserving FDI in France While Exercising Greater Control

While boasting of its (renewed) first place at the top of the ranking of attractive European countries from the point of view of foreign...
Google

France Fines Google €500M Over Copyright Battle

Google was fined €500 million (US$593 million) Tuesday, July 13, by French competition regulators for failing to comply with an order to negotiate fair...
HSBC

HSBC Loses $2.3 Billion On French Bank Sale

The British bank HSBC said Friday it has agreed to sell its French retail bank to the Cerebus-backed My Money Group at a loss...
Google

France Fines Google $267M For Abusing Dominant Position In Ads  

On Monday, June 7, France’s competition regulator fined Google €220 million (US$268 million) for abusing its market power in the online advertising industry, reported Bloomberg. The...
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