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Pierre-Edouard Pivois

Baker McKenzie (Paris)

Pierre-Edouard Pivois is Associate Lawyer at the Baker & McKenzie Paris office. Before joining Baker & McKenzie, he worked as an intern at the French Supreme Administrative Court and at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He also has previous experience as a lecturer at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He detains a Masters degree in Public Litigation from the University of Sorbonne and a Masters degree in Public Law of Economy from the University of Panthéon-Assas.

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Maintaining certification: The Energy Regulatory Commission maintains the certification of one of the two French gas transmission system operators (TSO), following the shareholdings of one of its shareholder in energy production companies (Energy Regulatory Commission Deliberation no 2017-176)


In a decision dated 20 July 2017, the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) decided to maintain the certification of one of the two gas transmission system operators (TSOs) in France. The question of maintaining certification arose following two shareholdings by one of the TSO’s shareholders (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Legal restrictions : The French Supreme Administrative Court holds that the Law of 2 June 1891 conferring a monopoly for the management of brick-and-mortar bets on horseracing does not disregard the freedoms of movement (M. B.)


In the decision commented on, the Conseil d’État had before it an appeal brought by Mr B. challenging the monopoly enjoyed by the Pari mutuel urbain (PMU) on off-racetrack betting "en dur", that is to say, on bets placed at physical commitment points. This monopoly was conferred on it by Article (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Fees : The French Supreme Administrative Court states that the negative binding opinion of the French rail traffic regulator related to the fees of "Gares & Connexions" is legal (SNCF Mobilités)


SNCF Mobilités, a public industrial and commercial establishment responsible for operating the network which is part of the SNCF group, sought the annulment of the opinion of 17 February 2015 of the Autorité de régulation des activités ferroviaires et routières (ARAFER) on the draft charges for (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Services to business customers : The French Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Post adopts a decision requiring Orange company to provide, on the business customers market, the same access conditions to telecommunication infrastructures (local loop) for the operators as its own services (Orange)


Within the framework set by the Decision of 26 June 2014 (Decision No 2014-0733 on the definition of the relevant wholesale market for offers of access to the physical infrastructure making up the wired local loop, on the designation of an operator exercising significant influence on that (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Regulated electrictiy tarriffs: The French Supreme Administrative Court cancels the ministerial orders fixing the regulated electricity selling prices (ANODE)


The Council of State was seized in the first instance at the request of ANODE, and was once again asked to rule on the procedures for setting regulated electricity sales tariffs. The two decisions of the same day censured, for different reasons, the provisions taken in this area by the (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Electronic communications: The French Regulatory Authority for electronic communications and post imposes for the first time a financial penalty to a telecommunications operator which had not contributed to the financing of universal service (Lycamobile)


The penalty imposed on the mobile telephone operator Lycamobile demonstrates the Authority’s determination to ensure the proper functioning and sustainability of the universal service financing system. Both the needs of users and the equal conditions of competition faced by telecommunications (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Rail transports: The French government publishes an executive order regarding the construction of a rail infrastructure between Paris and Charles-De-Gaulle airport following the French regulatory body’s opinion


The project to build a railway infrastructure linking Paris to Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, known as "CDG Express", which was born almost ten years ago in 2007, had been dormant in the texts for several years. The ordinance adopted on 18 February 2016 relaunches this project by giving it (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Transport: The Paris Court of Appeal validates incentive mechanism imposed on French rail network manager SNCF Réseau by the French rail regulator (ARAFER)


On 17 December 2015, the Paris Court of Appeal, acting under its power to annul and overturn decisions, which it exercises pursuant to Article L. 2134-3 of the Transport Code, handed down a series of judgments (No 2014/17695, No 2014/17688, No 2014/17680 and No 2014/17660) validating several (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Transport : The French Parliament adopts the law for economic growth, activity and equal opportunities which liberalises the intercity transport


Law No. 2015-990 of 6 August 2015 for growth, activity and equal economic opportunities, better known as the Law of the Minister of Economy and Finance, liberalises the interurban road passenger transport sector. The new Article L. 3111-17 of the Transport Code thus provides that "public road (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Postes: The French Postal and Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority delivers an opinion on the cost of universal postal service that includes transport and delivery of press publications (La Poste)


ARCEP’s role in accounting matters The Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) has been asked for an opinion by the Minister of Culture, the Minister of the Economy and the Minister of Finance on the costs of the press transport and distribution services (...)

Emmanuel Guillaume, Pierre-Edouard Pivois Broadcasting : The French Supreme Administrative Court annuls the Supreme Audiovisual Council’s refusal to grant DTT authorisation to two channels (LCI, M6, Paris Première)


By two decisions of 17 June 2015, Société en commandite simple La Chaîne Info (LCI) (req. no. 384826) on the one hand, and Société Métropole Télévision (M6) and Société Paris Première (req. no. 385474) on the other, the Conseil d’État annulled the decisions of the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) (...)


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