Jones Day

Competition/European Law Department

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What the team is known for Benefits from co-ordination between the firm's offices worldwide, boasting strong experience in cross-border mandates. Notable track record in antitrust proceedings and investigations at national and EU levels, including private enforcement and related damages claims. Particularly experienced in state aid issues and also handles merger control matters. Key clients include financial institutions, state-owned companies and multinational corporations.

Strengths Sources say the team is "extremely responsive, with great access to partners and transparency of case management," before going on to add that the lawyers are "incredibly proactive, pragmatic and knowledgeable, taking a can-do attitude at a rarely seen level."

Others highlight the practitioners' "excellent technical skills, strong knowledge of the institutions and adaptability to client needs and culture."

Work highlights Assisted Cyrus with the merger filings before the French Competition Authority, pertaining to the merger between Jellej Jouets and Picwic.

Notable practitioners

Eric Barbier de La Serre
receives high praise from interviewees, with one describing him as "very calm and very polite," before adding: "He was very flexible and diligent." He is frequently advising clients on merger control and antitrust investigations by the French Competition Authority.