Virginie Coursiere-Pluntz

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)

Virginie COURSIERE joined the Competition team of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 2005 with Masters in Public business law (2002) and European business law (2003). She advises and represents both French and international clients. She is experienced in antitrust, merger control, State aid litigation and regulatory matters (mainly transport and pharma sector).

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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)


1393 Bulletin

Claire Vannini, Virginie Coursière-Pluntz A French Court of Appeal, upon referral from the Supreme Court, puts an end to the debate on whether the tax on direct sales amounts to State aid on the basis of article 108.1 TFEU (Glaxosmithkline, Boiron, Bristol Myers Squibb)


In three decisions handed down on 2 September 2010, the Court of Appeal of Versailles ruled that the tax on direct sales failed to comply with the “Altmark test” designed by the European Court of Justice (now the Court of Justice of the European Union, hereinafter “the Court of Justice”) in order (...)

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