François Blanc

University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Phd Student

François Blanc is a PhD Student at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. François worked as a trainee for the French Merger Control Authority (DGCCRF), the Public Law department at Clifford Chance (Paris), and the United Nations Compensation Commission (Geneva). His research interest mainly lies in competition law, especially merger control law, and its relations with public law.

Linked authors

Canal + Overseas
DG COMP (Brussels)
Baker McKenzie (Dusseldorf)

Articles

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François Blanc The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the sector of mobile telephony products and services, including divestiture and behavioural commitments (France Telecom/Compagnie Européenne de Télévision)

2005

The operation By a letter dated 4 January 2008, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Employment authorised a merger between two compagnies specialised in photography and mobile telephony products and services : France Telecom SA and Compagnie Européenne de Téléphonie SA (para. 1.1) (...)

François Blanc The French Minister of Economy clears a merger in phase II in the markets of exhibition site management and organisation of trade exhibitions with remedies, including assets increase and price regulation remedies (CCIP / Unibail)

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The operation By a letter dated 13 November 2007, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Employment authorized in phase II the merger between the trade exhibitions and conferences activities of the Industry and Trade Chamber of Paris (« CCIP ») and the Unibail holding SA (« Unibail »). The (...)

François Blanc, Raphaël Chétrit The French Supreme Court holds that a letter requesting to attend hearings interrupts the prescription period and restrictively applies Art. 6.1 and 7.1 ECHR (Strasbourg European Parliament)

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Background In its decision dated 21 September 2005, the French Competition Council sanctioned, on the basis of Article L. 420-1 of the French Commercial Code (FCC), the provision mirroring Art. 81 EC, eight companies (Cilia, Somoclest, CCB Dufaylite, DBS, Sort et Chasle, Soe Stuc et Saff, (...)

François Blanc The French Minister of Economy clears in Phase I with behavioural commitments a merger in the Internet classified advertisements market (Spir Communication / Schibsted)

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The operation By a letter of 10 09 2007, the Minister cleared in phase I a merger between Spir and Schibsted compagnies. It created a jointly owned compagny between the notifying parties. The new company controls both parties’ activities in the sector of classified advertisements for the sale of (...)

François Blanc The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the markets of specialized TV channels with behavioural remedies (France Télévisions-TF1)

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The operation By a letter dated 13 November 2007, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Employment authorized the merger between the public audiovisual group France Télévision (“France Télévisions”) and TF1, a private audiovisual group. The merger created “France 24”, the French TV channel of (...)

François Blanc The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the sector of daily and weekly regional press with remedies, including bundling prohibition, editorial autonomy and commitments to exclude conglomerate effects (OuestFrance/Socpresse)

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The operation By a letter dated 28 October 2005, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Employment, following the French Competition Council’s opinion dated 11 October 2005, authorised the acquisition by the Société d’investissement et de participations (SIPA” or “the party”) of three press (...)

François Blanc The French Minister of Economics cleared a merger in the sector of building materials with remedies, including divestitures and behavioural remedies (Point P / PUM Plastiques)

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The operation By a letter dated 24 December 2003, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industry authorised the acquisition of PUM Plastiques SA (“PUM Platisques”) by Point P, subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (“Saint-Gobain”). Saint-Gobain is specialised in building materials, which (...)

4347 Review

Books

Les engagements dans le droit français des concentrations

De prime abord, le droit des concentrations illustre le rôle moderne joué par l’État dans l’économie : il ne s’agit plus de construire les marchés, mais de contrôler ponctuellement un ou plusieurs (...)

Author(s) : Francois Blanc
Date 3 March 2015
ISBN 978-2275046501
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