University of Aix-Marseille

Marie Cartapanis

University of Aix-Marseille

Marie Cartapanis 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). She is currently a lecturer at Aix-Marseille University.


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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 company 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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