Hogan Lovells

Competition/European Law Department

France
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What the team is known for Particularly active in assisting domestic and international clients with merger control filings and related proceedings at EU level. Regularly acts on contentious matters involving antitrust investigations, providing additional compliance support. Represents clients from the banking and insurance sectors.

Strengths The team wins plaudits from clients for being "super available, very creative and nice to work with."

Work highlights Assisted Altice with the request to the EU General Court concerning an annulment of the European Commission's decision to impose a EUR124 million fine for alleged gun-jumping practices.

Notable practitioners


Eric Paroche
has notable experience in merger control issues in multi-jurisdictional and domestic transactions, in addition to advising on antitrust investigations. Sources describe him as a "brilliant, hard-working and responsive lawyer," further noting that he is "accessible and pragmatic for his clients" and adding that he "makes competition law simple."


François Brunet
is described by one source as a "very good lawyer" with "strong personality." He acts on antitrust investigations and litigations before the EU and French authorities.