JD Supra France

Publisher:
JD Supra
Publication date:
2019-04-29

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  • Orientations du CEPS et nouvel accord-cadre, une avancée de concert sur le prix des innovations ?

    Retour sur la lettre de mission que les Ministres de tutelle du Comité économique des produits de santé viennent d’adresser à son Président alors que le nouvel accord-cadre « médicaments » est en passe d’être publié.

  • France Releases Legal Framework for Renewable and Low-carbon Hydrogen

    France has published an ordinance setting out the legal regime for hydrogen, aimed at fostering renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.
 
 Under ordinance n° 2021-167, dated February 17, 2021, three different types of hydrogen are now subject to dedicated regulations: renewable, low-carbon, and carbonaceous (fossil) hydrogen.

  • French Courts Ruled on Major Climate Lawsuits Against the State

    Two major climate change lawsuits filed against the French State recently prompted French administrative courts to clarify the extent of France's obligations to adopt measures to comply with its greenhouse gas ("GHG") emission reduction targets as well as the scope of the government's liability for the failure to meet said targets.

  • France – CNIL releases guidance on data protection aspects of chatbots

    On 19 February 2021, CNIL released guidance on the use of chatbots in compliance with data protection law (the Guidelines). The CNIL notes that in order to operate the chatbots, controllers will often need to process personal data, even in the situations where no user account needs to be created or individuals would not need to identify themselves.

  • France and climate change: State failure and liability for environmental harm

    While the technical feasibility of a decarbonised economy essentially based on renewable energies is taking shape, the French Republic has just been found liable for environmental harm in relation to climate change by the French administrative judge. At stake, France’s breach of the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the aggravation of climate change.

  • Solar tariffs in France: The 2021 finance law and the renegotiation of power purchase agreements

    Article 225 of finance law for 2021 dated 29 December 2020 (the "2021 Finance Law") provides for the renegotiation of the feed-in tariffs of approximately 800 photovoltaic power purchase agreements ("PPAs") concluded between 2006 and 2010. 
 
 This decision, motivated by the alleged excessive profitability of these PPAs, is yet to be specified in a decree. As it stands, it is causing concern in the sector and has given rise to controversy.

  • Cookies: New Awareness Campaign by the French Supervisory Authority

    The French Supervisory Authority has set 31 March 2021 as the end of the “reasonable period” to bring websites and mobile applications into compliance. Following the adoption and publication of its updated guidelines along with practical recommendations on the use of cookies on 1 October 2020 (see our alert on the subject here), the French Supervisory Authority (CNIL) reaffirmed on 4 February 2021 the need for private and public players to comply with the new obligations regarding cookies and other tracers (together, Cookies).

  • Does the French Lego Case Threaten the Building Blocks of Your Pricing Policy for Online Sellers?

    On 27 January 2021, the French competition authority (Autorité de la concurrence or ADC) adopted a decision accepting commitments from the building block producer Lego France (Lego) to amend its discount policy. The ADC concluded that Lego’s policy created a price differentiation that “was likely to handicap” pure online players, since they were de facto unable to access certain of Lego’s discounts linked to functions carried out only by physical stores (such as the shelf space reserved for Lego products). As a result, Lego has agreed to redefine its rebate award criteria by making them more accessible and transparent to all resellers.

  • The French National Authority for Health proposes the first classification of digital solutions used in healthcare

    Given the growing number of digital tools that can be used in healthcare, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) has recently developed a system for classifying digital healthcare solutions according to their purpose of use, their capacity to provide a personalised response and their autonomy, i.e. their ability to act with or without human intervention. The aim is to help players find their way around and contribute to better integration of these tools in the health and medico-social sector.

  • Solar tariffs: Adoption of the finance law for 2021 and the renegotiation of power purchase agreements

    Article 225 of finance law for 2021 dated 29 December 2020 (the "2021 Finance Law") provides for the renegotiation of the feed-in tariffs of approximately 800 photovoltaic power purchase agreements ("PPAs") concluded between 2006 and 2010.
 
 This decision, motivated by the alleged excessive profitability of these PPAs, is yet to be specified in a decree. As it stands, it is causing concern in the sector and has given rise to controversy.

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