Publications | France | Competition | The European Antitrust Review 2016
Chapter written by partners Antoine Choffel and Yann Utzschneider published in The European Antitrust Review 2016 (Global Competition Review).
The French merger control regime is governed by the provisions of Book IV of the French Commercial Code (article L.430-1 and following), as amended by the Law on the Modernisation of the Economy (LME) enacted on 4 August 2008, and the government’s Order No. 2008-1161, dated 14 November 2008.
This chapter includes the following points:
Presentation of the French Competition Authority (FCA)
Notable decisions from 2014–2015
Examples of referrals of mergers by the European Commission to the FCA