Today, every competition authorities belonging to the European Competition Network (the European Commission, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority and EU/EEA ...
On December 18, 2019, the French Competition Authority fined the four main meal voucher issuers €415 million for unlawfully agreeing to limit competition ...
On January 5, 2018, a consumer association filed a complaint against Apple with the Public Prosecutor's Office in Paris for planned obsolescence of its devices, alleging that Apple was deliberately slowing down its old smartphone models to speed up their replacement.
Since its introduction into French law in 2014, the class action à la française (action de groupe) has not met the legislator's expectations for the settlement of consumer disputes.
Très attendues par les professionnels du secteur agro-alimentaire, la DGCCRF a publié le 5 février dernier les lignes directrices relatives à l'encadrement des promotions (« LD ») portant sur
Aux termes de son enquête menée en 2017 auprès de plusieurs opérateurs de téléphonie et d'internet, la DGCCRF a constaté de nombreuses violations des règles applicables en matière d'information du consommateur.
During the investigation it carried out in 2017 with several phone and internet operators, the DGCCRF observed many breaches of the rules governing consumer information.
On 17 December 2018, the EC fined the clothing company Guess €39,821,000 on for restricting its distributors from online advertising and selling cross-border to consumers in other Member States...
Le 17 décembre 2018, la Commission Européenne a infligé une amende de 39 821 000 € à la société de prêt-à-porter Guess pour avoir restreint la publicité en ligne de ses distributeurs ...
The idea that an employment contract could also be a consumer contract would seem unlikely at first blush. However, in the recent case of Pouvin v. Electricité de France (Case C-590/17), this is exactly what happened, ...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
This decision is an interesting example of how to conciliate competing interests: ads inciting to buy vs. the promotion of a sustainable development through a reasonable consumption.
The final text of the draft bill for the balance of commercial relationships in the agricultural and food sector and for a healthy and sustainable nutrition
The EU Regulation 2018/302 of 28 February 2018 on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market.
Clauses abusives et données à caractère personnel : Twitter condamnée en France
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On November 22nd, 2016, the French Supreme Court ruled that oral allegations prevail over contractual omission for the determination of the existence, or non-existence, of misleading commercial practices.
A French consumers association announced that it would file a complaint against a toy manufacturer for system vulnerabilities that allegedly led to a large-scale data breach.
On October 1, 2014, the French accredited consumer association UFC–Que Choisir filed the first class action (action de groupe) in France.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
National consumer protection associations are allowed to seek damages in order to obtain compensation for material losses suffered by consumers placed in a similar or identical situation.
The French National Assembly adopted the so-called "loi Hamon," an Act of Parliament related to consumers’ rights and supplier-distributor relations.