On December 20, 2023, the French Cour de cassation ruled that the French Competition Authority’s (“FCA”) Rapporteur Général is required to duly justify its decision to disclose business secrets.[1] Two days later, the Conseil d’État (the French administrative supreme court) requested a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal des Conflits in the same case to clarify whether an action seeking to enforce the right to the protection of business secrets should be heard by a civil or administrative court.[2]