Legal 500 Concurrence France

Deprez Guignot Associés is recommended for its in-depth expertise in competition and distribution law applied to the media, luxury and distribution sectors. The firm serves a leading clientele in these areas. He has recently intervened alongside his flagship client M6 in several emblematic merger cases in the media sector. It is also handling a major case of abuse of dominant position in the digital sector. The office is co-directed by Pierre Deprez, Jean-Christophe André and Philippe Bonnet. Ashurst LLP`s Paris team draws on both its experience and the firm`s international network (which has offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America) to advise the largest multinational companies on the management of their competition and regulatory affairs. The team hears cases of abuse of dominance, state aid and cartels, and mergers. This includes acting on behalf of clients operating in regulated sectors; Energy, transport, sports, tobacco, banking, but also entertainment and technology. At the head of the firm, Christophe Lemaire is involved in regulatory law and competition law. “An excellent team of lawyers specialized in competition law.

Laurence Borrel-Prat is a very dedicated and human personality who listens to the needs of customers. A real strength of suggestion and personalized advice to deal with complex files. “Working with Bredin Prat and his competition team is an opportunity. In addition to their excellence, their lawyers are distinguished by a high legal quality, the quality of the analysis of situations, their sense of strategy and their human qualities. Jones Day`s competition law team has extensive expertise in assisting large clients operating in regulated industries. On his behalf, she advises on a wide range of European and competition law issues. The team participates in European Commission investigations, handling state aid and anti-competitive practice cases, as well as mergers and managing compensation claims. The firm is headed by Eric Barbier de la Serre, an expert in competition law (who was Chief of Staff of the President of the General Court of the European Union from 2003 to 2007). The team is particularly active in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, energy, fashion, sports and industrial sectors.

The team also includes Charlotte Breuvart, energy regulatory specialist, and Eileen Lagathu, legal counsel. “High competence and professionalism. A trusted legal partner. “Christophe Lemaire is a very good practitioner of competition law and has excellent expertise in the field of state aid for complex issues that arise.” The professionalism and knowledge of European law, competition and the distribution of the teams of Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP are undeniable. “Very good competition firm, I particularly appreciate the risk analysis and the ability to acquire operational knowledge of the company.” “Edouard Sarrazin pays a lot of attention to special needs. It has a very good network within the competition authorities, which gives it very good analytical skills. Very high availability. The ADVANT Altana team assists large multinational companies and their subsidiaries in the treatment of a wide range of competition, European and distribution law issues as well as advice and litigation. The area of expertise includes mergers, negotiation of cooperation agreements and distribution networks, as well as handling of vertical and horizontal cartel cases, state aid and abuse of dominant position. The team also handles claims for damages and intervenes in proceedings initiated by the European Commission and the Competition Authority.

Industry expertise includes retail, energy, pharmaceuticals, IT, insurance and consumer goods. The firm is co-led by Jean Philippe Thibault (founder of the Japan Desk), Frédéric Manin, who represented Air France in a major antitrust case against oil companies, and Marie Hindré. Lucie Giret, a lawyer specialising in merger control, also deserves a mention. The Commission may reject a complaint on the grounds that the case is already before a national competition authority, AJ Contrats d`affaires – Concurrence – Distribution (Dalloz), No 3, March 2015, pp. 134-135 “Without a doubt, one of the best antitrust teams in Paris, with a very strong expertise in antitrust and merger control. Highly responsive and high-quality advice and the ability to explain complex problems in a simple way.