University of Aix-Marseille (Marseille)

Marie Cartapanis

University of Aix-Marseille (Marseille)

Marie Cartapanis is currently a lecturer at Aix-Marseille University since 2019. She has obtained a PhD in competition law in December 2017 and her thesis received the Prize from the Varenne University Institute and the Prize for the best thesis from the Faculty of Law of Aix-Marseille. She has notably published “Innovation and Competition Law” (Institut Universitaire Varenne, LGDJ, Paris, 2019).

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Marie Cartapanis Settlement: The French Competition Authority sanctions the incumbent operator for abuse of a dominant position in the energy sector, but considerably reduces the fine following a procedure of non-contestation of grievances with commitments (EDF)


On February 22, 2022, the French Competition Authority sanctioned EDF and its subsidiaries(Dalkia Smart Building, Citelum and CHAM) for having implemented practices of abuse of dominant position contrary to Articles L. 420-2 C. com. and 102 TFEU, following a complaint filed by the company (...)

Marie Cartapanis Countervailing Buyer Power: The French Competition Authority sanctions a company for foreclosing the molasses supply market for Réunion’s distilleries (Tereos Océan Indien)


On Reunion Island, Tereos Océan Indien [hereafter "TOI"], a subsidiary of the Tereos group, owns the only two sugar factories on Reunion Island, namely the Sucrière de La Réunion, also known as the "Sucrerie du Gol", and the Sucrerie de Bois Rouge. The company is also the only supplier of molasses (...)

Marie Cartapanis Evidence: The French Competition Authority rejects referral for lack of evidence in the unsold press sector (Earta / France messagerie, Messageries Lyonnaises de Presse)


In a decision dated July 15, 2021, the French Competition Authority rejected a referral for lack of sufficient evidence regarding practices implemented in the sector of the management of unsold newspapers. The company Earta is a so-called "adapted" company within the meaning of Article L. (...)

Marie Cartapanis Precautionary measures: The French Competition Authority rejects a request for interim measures in the sector of notarial real estate advertisements (Notariat services / ADSN)


While notaries are prohibited from engaging in any stock market speculation or trading, banking, discounting and brokerage operations, the exercise, on a purely ancillary basis, of real estate negotiation activities practised on the occasion of or with a view to the receipt of a deed remains (...)

Marie Cartapanis Private enforcement: The French Supreme Court confirms the existence of a civil fault attached to a dominant operator which did not separate its stakes into physical and online points of sale (PMU)


On October 14, 2020, the Court of Cassation rejected the appeal brought by the economic interest group Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) in the case between it and the company Betclic (see Alain Ronzano, Civil fault: The Court of Cassation confirms the existence of a civil fault attributable to the (...)

Marie Cartapanis Discrimination: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds essential part of the decision requiring a search engine to negotiate with press publishers as interim measures (Google)


It will be recalled that in a decision dated April 9, 2019, the Competition Authority had issued protective measures against Google in the context of a potential abuse of a dominant position (see our previous column, Discrimination : The French Competition Authority orders protective measures (...)

Marie Cartapanis, Frédéric Marty Antitrust : The Subcommittee on Antitrust of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee releases its report on its investigation of competition in digital markets and lays out prospects for radical changes in U.S. competition policy


The report prepared by the Antitrust Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Law Committee was made public in October 2020 and appears dated in view of the dramatic changes in the competitive environment in the US in the autumn of 2020. This is not only related to the change of (...)

Marie Cartapanis, Frédéric Marty Digital platforms: The European Commission launches two preliminary impact studies on the competitive and regulatory framework for electronic intermediation platforms


The competitive treatment of digital platforms is the subject of much reflection not only in the economic literature but also in the sphere of public policy. For example, on 1 July 2020, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) proposed to the Government to implement a specific (...)

Marie Cartapanis Discrimination: The French Competition Authority orders protective measures in favour of press agencies and publishers against an undertaking likely to have abused its dominant position on the French market for general search services (Google / Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine, Alliance de la presse d’information générale and Agence France-Presse)


On 9 April 2020, the Competition Authority issued a first decision granting interim measures in a new Google case which is already attracting a great deal of interest in the press, online communication services to the public and online advertising sectors. The case begins with the adoption of (...)

Marie Cartapanis, Frédéric Marty Critical infrastructures: The Commissioner for Competition clarifies, in response to a parliamentary question, the implementation conditions of the essential facilities doctrine to online platforms


The theory of critical infrastructure, which stems from the decision-making practice of the American Supreme Court with the Terminal Railroad Association decision of 1912 (United States v. Terminal Railroad Ass’n, 224 U.S. 383 (1912)), has been adopted by European case law, even though the (...)

Marie Cartapanis Abuse of economic dependence: The French Competition Authority fines a big tech company and its wholesalers for abuse of economic dependence in the distribution of computer products and consumer electronic equipment (Apple / Tech Data / Ingram Micro)


On 16 March 2020, after seven years of investigation, the French Competition Authority fined Apple and two wholesalers, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, a record amount of nearly €1.14 billion for practices implemented in the distribution of Apple-branded products. Text The publication of this (...)

Marie Cartapanis Essential facilities: The French Competition Authority rejects for lack of convincing evidence the request for provisional measures related to an alleged refusal to access to an essential facility (OATA / Orange)


On 23 January 2020, the Competition Authority rejected the request for interim measures ancillary to a referral on the merits of the case by OATA, the Association of Alternative Telecommunications Operators. The association, which represents 40 regional telecom operators, denounced an abuse of (...)

Marie Cartapanis Fines: The French Competition Authority imposes a EUR 150 Million fine to an undertaking for an abuse of dominant position on the online search advertising market (Google)


On 19 December 2019, the Competition Authority imposed a fine of €150 million on Google for abusing its dominant position in the market for search-related online advertising. This decision is part of a general climate of mistrust towards the digital giant. In addition to the sanctions imposed (...)

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