Pre-notification: The French Supreme Administrative Court ruled, with regard to the proposed merger between two national channels, that the opening of a pre-notification phase, which is purely preparatory, is not subject to appeal on the grounds of misuse of power and consequently said that there was no reason to refer the priority question of constitutionality directed against the provisions of the French Commercial Code punishing opposition to functions and obstruction of the investigation (Iliad)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On March 1, 2022, the French Conseil d'Etat issued a ruling following two applications by Free and its parent company Iliad to have the Competition Authority's decision to investigate the proposed acquisition of control of Métropole Télévision by the Bouygues group annulled on the grounds that it was ultra vires, resulting in the sending, on September 29, 2021, of the "market test - audiovisual content distributors" questionnaire and, on November 23,

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Alain Ronzano, Pre-notification: The French Supreme Administrative Court ruled, with regard to the proposed merger between two national channels, that the opening of a pre-notification phase, which is purely preparatory, is not subject to appeal on the grounds of misuse of power and consequently said that there was no reason to refer the priority question of constitutionality directed against the provisions of the French Commercial Code punishing opposition to functions and obstruction of the investigation (Iliad), 1 March 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 105508, www.concurrences.com

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