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Bruno Lasserre (State Council) : Looking back… and forward on competition regulation in France

Bruno Lasserre, former French Competition Authority’s President, assesses his experience in competition regulation, the evolution of this law and its upcoming challenges.

Interview conducted by Christophe Lemaire, Partner Ashurst, Associate professor Sorbonne Law School.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The competition: when and how did you meet it? By getting involved in the major project that overturned the telecoms sector in the 1990s. It all started with the European Commission's request to separate, within the Member States, the operational on the one hand and regulatory functions on the other. It was then necessary to rethink with successive telecom ministers - previously advised by the operator itself - the telecom regulatory framework and negotiate European directives. This was an extremely creative and stimulating period, from 1989 to 1998, which led to the complete opening up of the sector to competition, the profound transformation of the

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  • French State Council (Paris)
  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris)

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Bruno Lasserre, Christophe Lemaire, Bruno Lasserre (State Council) : Looking back… and forward on competition regulation in France, May 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83914, pp.14-21

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