Jean Cattan

Conseil National du Numerique (Ivry-sur-Seine)
General Secretary

Jean Cattan (PhD in public law, 2012) is General Secretary of the French National Digital Council (CNNum). Previously, he was an advisor in charge of European affairs at the French Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Affairs (ARCEP). He graduated from Aix-Marseille and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Universities, College of Europe and the Bar Training School of Paris. He has practiced Competition Law in Brussels (2008), was assistant lecturer in Public Law (Aix-Marseille and Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis Universities, 2009-2013) and judicial assistant at the French Conseil d’Etat (2014). His writings focus on Economic and Communication Laws. He is the author of a book entitled "Le droit de l’accès aux communications électroniques" (2015, Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille). No institution or person can be held liable for his writings.


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Konstantina Bania, Sean-Paul Brankin, Jean Cattan, Francis Donnat, Damien Geradin, Martin d’Halluin, Pierre Larouche, Theano Karanikioti, Alexandre de Streel, Joëlle Toledano, Pat Treacy, Daniel Zimmer The Digital Market Act


The Digital Market Act (DMA) was born out of a combination of three elements: the desire to regulate certain very large online platforms that have acquired substantial control over access to digital markets; the perceived inadequacies and slowness of competition law in this regard; and the (...)

Francesco Martucci, Jean Cattan Audiovisual sector : The French Supreme Administrative Court annuls the decisions of the Higher Audiovisual Council that refused to grant authorisation for free broadcasting to two channels (LCI, Paris Première)


In two rulings of 17 June 2015, LCI (No. 384826) and Paris Première (No. 385474), the Conseil d’État made a bold reading of the fourth paragraph of Article 42-3 of Act 86-1067 of 30 September 1986 on freedom of communication, as amended by Article 27 of Act 2013-1028 of 15 November 2013 on the (...)


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