Economic law was defined by one author as being a law where the center of gravity is the business . Beyond commercial law, it envisages the collective organization of the economy both by private initiative and by public authorities.
Economic law is shared between civil courts and administrative courts, not to mention criminal courts.
This is how appeals against decisions of the Competition Authority and the AMF are brought before the Paris Court of Appeal.
On the other hand, decisions taken by the Minister of the Economy and Finance on the basis of the opinion of the Competition Authority may be appealed to the Council of State.
Likewise, sanctions decisions (such as those pronounced by the AMF) can be appealed to the Council of State.
The market economy has established itself as a system of a globalized economy since the beginning of the 1990s, with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is an economy which is thus governed by market law, with a system of competition and financialization of the economy due to the role of financial markets in financing the economy.
The functioning of the market in commerce is governed by the law of marketing and by the law of distribution.
The last section of economic law is that of economic agents, companies?
Limits and obstacles to market access due to competition from public bodies
Public services – Public monopolies
Competitive sector and privatizations
Limits and obstacles to market access due to the regulation of professional activities
Barriers to market access due to the regulation of distribution channels
Barriers to market access due to contractual restrictions
FREEDOM OF PRICES, CONTROL OF COMPETITION AND MARKET TRANSPARENCY
Price freedom and its exceptions
Information on prices and conditions of sale
BREACH OF FREE PLAY OF THE MARKET
Abuse of dominant position
Corporate patronage, sponsorship
Special advertising regimes: audiovisual advertising, display advertising, products and services subject to a special advertising regime
Methods of selling and providing services
Door-to-door door-to-door sales
Promotion by price: discounts, free credit, etc.
Lotteries and contests
Distribution by employees
Distribution by ordinary employees
Distribution by sales representatives
Distribution through intermediaries
Merchant custodians or consignees of goods
Distribution by resellers
Exclusive supply agreements
Exclusive distribution agreements
Selective distribution agreements
Central purchasing and referencing
Corporations and collective stores of retailers
ECONOMIC LAW SANCTIONS
Criminal law of business affairs