Annual
report
2021

I hope that the Autorité will continue to play a leading role in supporting the necessary transformations of the French economy.

Benoît Cœuré

President of the Autorité de la concurrence

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DISCOVER
OUR MAJOR CASES

  • Competition, a powerful lever to bolster the purchasing power

  • Competition at the service of innovation

  • Enlightening public authorities and promoting prevention

  • The necessary coordination of public policies in the digital field

  • In the words of Emmanuel Combe, Vice-President of the Autorité de la Concurrence

    For regulated competition

  • Responsiveness and vigilance: many tools available to the Autorité

  • The means of a proactive policy

  • A modernised European competition regulation

  • Sustainable development and competition, a growing combination

Highlights

  • 17 MARCH 2021

    ONLINE ADVERTISING

    Google fined 220 million euros for having abused its dominant position in the ad server market for website and mobile application publishers (21-D-11).

  • 27 MAY 2021

    MUSIC

    Referred by the National Assembly’s Cultural Affairs and Education Committee, the Autorité issues its opinion on the contemporary music sector in which it specifies the intervention tools at its disposal to preserve the competitive efficiency (21-A-08).

  • 16 APRIL 2021

    CINEMA AND COVID-19

    Following a referral from the Cinema Ombudsman, the Autorité issued an opinion on a temporary consultation of distributors regarding a film release schedule when cinemas reopen (21-A-03).

  • 24 MARCH 2021

    SANDWICH CARTEL

    Sandwiches sold under their respective own brands (21-D-09).

  • 23 MARCH AND 28 APRIL 2021

    NEW ESTABLISHMENTS FOR REGULATED LEGAL PROFESSIONS

    Taking into account the impact of the health crisis, the Autorité recommended the free establishment, by 2023, of 250 notaries, 50 new court bailiffs, no judicial auctioneer and 2 creations of offices for lawyers (21-A-02 and 21-A-04).

  • 22 JULY 2021

    EYEWEAR

    Several brands of eyewear manufacturers, including the leading global and European supplier, fined for having imposed retail prices on opticians and prohibiting them from selling online (21-D-20).

  • 12 JULY 2021

    RELATED RIGHTS

    Google fined 500 million euros for non-compliance with injunctions (21-D-17).

  • 12 MAY 2021

    TRANSPORT OF HYDROCARBONS BY PIPELINE

    Takeover of the Mediterranean-Rhône Pipeline company by Ardian group blocked (21-DCC-79).

  • 29 APRIL 2021

    FINTECH AND BIGTECH

    Faced with the major changes that the payments sector is undergoing, characterised in particular by the arrival of large digital platforms, the Autorité issued an opinion highlighting several risks identified (21-A-05).

  • 21 DECEMBER 2021

    FUEL DISTRIBUTION IN CORSICA

    The Autorité decided to start ex-officio proceedings to examine the practices implemented in the fuel supply, storage and distribution sector in Corsica.

Focus on the sectors

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  • B
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    & SERVICES

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  • CONSUMER G
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  • H
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  • ART AND C
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  • E
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    AND ENVIRONMENT

  • REGULATED LEGAL P
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