European economic law

European economic law

Understanding European law, participating in its development and using the instruments and procedures offered by the European Union are vital tools for any business wishing to be an actor in the market on which it operates.

TO BEST DEFEND YOUR INTERESTS, FIDAL RELIES UPON

AN OFFICE IN BRUSSELS

A DEDICATED TEAM

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS

ANTITRUST

We offer you personalized assistance in every area of European competition law: anticompetitive practices, mergers, State aids.

INTERNAL MARKET

We assist you in taking any appropriate actions (filing complaints with the European Commission, petitions) to ensure market access and the proper functioning of the four freedoms of movement and establishment in the European Union. Our relations within the Commission and the French administration allow us to buttress these actions and speed up the process.

REGULATORY - PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We advise you on any EU issues you may have relating to general product regulations (product safety and market surveillance) or sector regulations: biocides, pesticides, cosmetics, medical devices, electronic equipment, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials, REACH, etc.
We are also at your side to assist you with your regulatory audits, compliance measures, scientific data sharing needs and relations in consortiums, whether in a transactional or litigation context (representation before the courts and boards of appeal).

EUROPEAN LITIGATION

Filing complaints before the Commission or European mediator, amicus curiae procedures, applications for preliminary rulings, actions for annulment or interim relief, liability claims, proceedings before ECHA: numerous remedies are available to ensure compliance with EU law and its uniform interpretation within the Member States. We identify the appropriate procedure for your issue and assist you throughout its implementation.

EUROPEAN FINANCING

Businesses of all sizes may qualify to apply for certain European financings. The complexity of European rules can be a source of disputes when the use of such subsidies comes under scrutiny. We can assist you in the analysis and negotiation of applications to the Commission as well as in any dispute that may arise after subsidies are granted.
We can also assist you with European tenders and public procurements, whether at the pre-litigation or litigation stage.

EUROPEAN STRATEGIES

We can help you decipher and interpret EU texts for proper application in the Member States and monitor relevant regulatory developments. We work with you to develop orientation strategies at the crucial legislative development stages. Our experts defend your interests at every step of the EU law-making process.
Our in-depth knowledge of the institutions and the available remedies enables us to devise a strategy suited to your needs and objectives. The Brussels office’s close contacts with the European institutions give us access to the most recent information, analyses and informal opinions.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE & ANTI-DUMPING

Customs, trade, agricultural, health and plant health regulations, trade agreements, export controls: our teams assist you on all the issues relating to these regulations. We provide you with the keys to understanding anti-dumping practices and can defend your interests in the face of a request to impose anti-dumping duties.

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September 14, 2020

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August 03, 2020

European Commission consults stakeholders on the update of competition law rules

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June 19, 2020

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