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De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Reputable team with solid expertise in dispute resolution regarding anti-competitive practices, including follow-on claims, as well as in investigations led by competition authorities. Also assists with cartel, state aid and merger control matters. Active in a broad range of industry sectors, advising clients on areas such as banking, energy and retail.

Strengths

One client praises the team for its "very good knowledge of the competition procedure in France, and creativity in the argumentation in support of our defence."

Work highlights

Assisted Bernard Hayot with competition law aspects of its acquisition of Casino-Vindemia.

Notable practitioners

Philippe Guibert is well known for handling a wide range of antitrust matters, including abuse of dominant position and cartel investigations. He also assists clients with merger control. One impressed source admires him for his "excellent client portfolio which he developed himself,"whilst another compliments his "very good pedagogy and clarity of words."

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Overview

With one of the highest profile among the Competition and Regulation teams in Paris, we regularly assist clients before the French and EU competition authorities and courts, in all types of cases concerning anti-competitive practices and State aids.

The practice is also focused on French and EU merger controls, with services ranging from feasibility studies to the preparation of notification files and assistance with negotiating the remedies to be offered to the competition authorities to obtain clearance of the transaction.

The team also assists clients in industrial sectors where public authorities are very active, directly or through regulators particularly in the fields of energy, audiovisual, telecommunications, transport, postal services, and health.

Where necessary, our Competition and Regulation team is assisted by leading economists and, for cross-border mergers, by a network of high-level local correspondents with expert knowledge of domestic competition law allowing a perfect coordination of procedures before the authorities concerned.

Competition:

  • Advice and dispute resolution concerning anti-competitive practices under French and EU law before national and European jurisdictions (Competition Authority, Paris Court of Appeal, European Commission, European Court of Justice, European General Court)
  • Investigations by competition authorities
  • Merger controls
  • Advice to clients before French Regulatory Authorities (CSA, CRE, AREP, ARAF, …)

Members

Guibert, Philippe (Head of Department)

Eberhardt, Alexandre

El Hariri, Sofia

Gavoty, Laëtitia

Clients

Altarea Cogedim

Booking.com

CNP Assurances

COOP Switzerland

Crédit Agricole

Derichebourg

Facebook

GBH

Groupe Soufflet

Man Trucks

RATP

Rubis Oil

Société Générale

Sonepar

Volkswagen

Industries

Agribusiness

Banks

Clothing & Textile

Energy

Food & Agricultural cooperative sector

Industry

Insurance

Luxury products

Media

Oil

Online services

Pharmaceutical industry

Real estate

Retail

Sports

Telecom

Competition/European Law Department

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

firm
Department location

57 Avenue d'Iéna

CS 11610

Cedex 16

Paris

Paris

France

F-75773

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France

Competition/European Law


Philippe Guibert
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