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Jurisdiction: The French administrative Supreme Court rules that it has jurisdiction over soft law acts of regulatory agencies when they intend to influence the behaviour of the operators they target, and rejects a complaint by France’s main cable operator relating to a deliberation by the French Competition Authority (NC Numéricâble)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 21 March 2016, the Litigation Assembly of the Council of State, a solemn formation chaired by the Vice-President of the Council of State, which rules on cases of major importance and major stages in the case law, declared itself competent to hear appeals for annulment of soft law acts, such as press releases or statements of position by public authorities. This extension of the jurisdiction of the Conseil d'État to certain acts falling under the soft law is the result of two cases, one of which concerns a position taken by the Competition Authority. The first case is Case No. 390023 (Société NC Numericable).. It should be noted that following the

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Alain Ronzano, Jurisdiction: The French administrative Supreme Court rules that it has jurisdiction over soft law acts of regulatory agencies when they intend to influence the behaviour of the operators they target, and rejects a complaint by France’s main cable operator relating to a deliberation by the French Competition Authority (NC Numéricâble), 21 March 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79614, www.concurrences.com

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