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Alexandre Martin

White & Case (Paris)
Associate

Alexandre Martin is an associate at White & Case (Paris). He specializes in assisting clients in relation to competition and regulatory matters including anti-competitive practices, merger control, State aid and commercial and administrative litigation. Before joining White & Case in 2017, Alexandre was an associate in the Paris office of two major international law firms. He graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Strasbourg and holds a post-graduate degree in law and economics from University Paris-Nanterre and a post-graduate degree in European business law from University Paris-II.

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Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Waiver of commitments: The French Competition Authority takes note of the evolution of the ex ante regulation of the wholesale mobile termination markets in Reunion and Mayotte and lifts the commitments made by a telecom operator (SRR)

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By Decision No. 22-D-14 of July 4, 2022, the French Competition Authority [hereinafter the "Authority"] lifted the commitments made mandatory in its Decision No. 14-D-05 of June 13, 2014, by which it had sanctioned the SFR group for practices implemented by one of its subsidiaries, Société (...)

Alexandre Martin, Orion Berg Mobile network sharing: The French Administrative Supreme Court rejects the appeal of a telecom operator active in the French overseas territories against the decision of the France’s Electronic Communications, Postal and Print media distribution Regulatory Authority not to oppose the conclusion and amendment of the roaming and mutualisation agreement concluded between two other operators (Outremer Télécom)

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In a decision dated June 21, 2022, the French Conseil d’Etat dismissed Outremer Télécom’s appeal against the decision of the French regulatory authority for electronic communications, [(hereinafter "ARCEP")], not to oppose the conclusion and amendment of the roaming and mutualization agreement (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Fibre optic networks : The French Administrative Supreme Court annul on the grounds of ultra vires Article 18 of Decision n° 2020-1446 of the France’s Electronic Communications, Postal and Print media distribution Regulatory Authority relating to the market for the "wholesale supply of local access at a fixed location" imposing a connection obligation on the incumbent operator (Orange)

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By decision of April 26, 2022, the Conseil d’Etat annulled Article 18 of the decision no. 2020-1446 of December 15, 2020 of the French Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority (the "ARCEP") relating to the market for the "wholesale supply of local access at a fixed location", known as the (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Audiovisual: The French Competition Authority issues a reserved opinion on the draft regulation by the French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority of the upstream wholesale market for digital terrestrial television broadcast services

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The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, posts and press distribution ["ARCEP"] had initiated in May 2021 a consultation on the regulation of the upstream wholesale market for digital terrestrial television broadcasting services ["DTT"]. Following this consultation and in (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Administrative Supreme Court rejects the appeal against the decision of the Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority not to raise objections to the extension of a network sharing contract (Bouygues Télécom, SFR)

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In a decision dated December 15, 2021 (CE, December 15, 2021, n° 448067 and 448101), the Conseil d’Etat rejected the appeals of Bouygues Telecom and SFR against the decision of the French regulatory authority for electronic communications, posts and press distribution [hereinafter the "ARCEP"] (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Supreme Administrative Court rejects an appeal against the decision No. 2019-0954 of the French regulatory authority for electronic communications, posts and press distribution of 11 July 2019 but annuls the decision of the same authority refusing to repeal some of the provisions of this decision relating to the supervision of telephone canvassing (AFRC et SP2C)

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[In accordance with Article L36-7 of the French Post and Electronic Communications Code ["CPCE"], the Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority (ARCEP)] establishes the national numbering plan and ensures that numbering resources are used correctly. In practice, it is the numbering plan (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, posts and press distribution settles a dispute between two French mobile telephone operators and specifies the terms of access to FttH networks in the context of co-financing (Free / SFR FTTH)

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The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, postal services and press distribution (the "ARCEP") has defined a specific regulatory framework to ensure the efficient rollout of very high speed fiber optic networks ("FttH") throughout France. To this end, the regulatory (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications, Posts and Media settles the dispute over the access pricing and conditions to the fiber networks operated by an infrastructure operator (Bouygues Telecom / SFR FTTH)

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The Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques, des postes et de la distribution de la presse ["ARCEP"] clarifies, as the dispute settlement procedures progress, the regulatory framework relating to the deployment of fiber optic networks ["FttH"] on the national territory and the (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority’s projects concerning broadband and very high-speed broadband

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The Competition Authority (the "Authority") issued an opinion on 15 September 2020 on the draft decisions concerning the regulation of the fixed broadband and very high-speed broadband markets. This opinion follows the referral to the Autorité de régulation des communications de régulation des (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority issues its proposals for the evolution of the regulatory framework for fixed electronic communications markets for 2020 2023

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The French regulatory authority for electronic communications, postal services and press [distribution, ARCEP], has submitted for public consultation its proposed changes to the regulation of the fixed broadband and very high-speed electronic communications markets for the period 2020-2023. In (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Competition Authority rejects, following the opinion of the French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority, the complaint of an association of alternative telecom operators against the incumbent operator’s practices regarding access to its FttH infrastructure (AOTA / Orange)

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Decision No. 20-D-02 of the Competition [Authority the Authority] rejected the complaint of the Association of Alternative [Telecommunications Operators AOTA], which sought the conviction of Orange for abusing its dominant position by refusing its members the implementation of an activated (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electronic communications: The French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority and the French Government launch the procedure for allocating 5G frequencies in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

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During the second half of 2019, the French regulatory authority for electronic communications, postal services and press distribution ("ARCEP") carried out a market consultation on the terms and conditions for allocating 5G frequencies in the 3.4 - 3.8 GHz band (Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin, (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Electricity: The French Constitutional Council confirms, subject to interpretation, the constitutionality of the reform of the regulated access to historic nuclear power (Law on energy and climate)

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At the end of 2018, the Commission de la régulation de l’énergie ("CRE") announced that the demand for regulated access to historical nuclear electricity ("ARENH") for the year 2019 exceeded the legal ceiling of 100 TWh/year, i.e. approximately 25% of French nuclear power generation. Access to the (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Audiovisual: The French High Authority for the dissemination of works and the protection of rights on the internet and the French Audiovisual Council publish a joint report on the impacts of the development of voice assistants and connected speakers on the media sector (Impact of voice on content offer and cultural habits)

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Following the Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority (Arcep) and the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Œuvres et la Protection des Droits sur Internet (Hadopi) and the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) are in turn (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Energy: The French Competition Authority issues a first unfavourable opinion regarding the project to reform the regulated access system for historical nuclear electricity and a second unfavourable opinion regarding the project regarding the evolution of regulated electricity tariffs integrating the new regulated access to nuclear energy (RAHNE; Regulated electricity tariffs)

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The Competition Authority (the "Authority") issued two opinions concerning the regulation of the electricity market. In its opinion of 21 January 2019, the Authority was consulted by the Government on a draft decree amending the ENHRA. In its opinion of 25 March 2019, the Authority took up ex (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Broadcasting: The French Competition Authority issues an opinion regarding the reform of the broadcasting sector and recommends an overhaul of the current regulatory framework (Broadcasting)

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The Competition Authority has been requested by the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education of the National Assembly to provide input to the legislative work on the draft law on audiovisual reform. The Authority also consulted the Arcep, which, among other things, formulated courses of (...)

Orion Berg, Alexandre Martin Communications: The French Postal and Electronic Communications Authority imposes to a subsidiary of the French incumbent operator of the telecom market to provide an active wholesale access offer to an electronic communications service provider for high-speed fibre optic lines (Coriolis Telecom / THD Bretagne)

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The Mégalis Bretagne joint association (made up of the Brittany region, its four departments and 59 public establishments for inter-municipal cooperation) is responsible for bringing very high speed broadband via fibre optics to all Breton buildings and residences by 2030 through the (...)

Alexandre Martin, Orion Berg Net neutrality: The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications issues an opinion for the evaluation of the application of the Net Neutrality Regulation and its Net Neutrality Guidelines (The evaluation of the application of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 and the BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines)

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On 6 December 2018, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (hereinafter "BEREC") adopted, after consultation with interested parties, an opinion on the application of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 of the Parliament and of the Council laying down measures regarding access to (...)

Alexandre Martin, Orion Berg Electric networks: The Energy Regulatory Commission publishes a report on the impact of electrical vehicles for electrical networks (Electrical vehicles and electrical networks)

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On 26 November 2018, the French Energy Regulatory Commission (hereinafter the "CRE") published a report on the challenges of developing electric vehicles for electric grids. This report presents the initial results of the work and consultations with interested parties carried out by CRE. The (...)

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