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Benoît Le Bret

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Partner Benoît Le Bret has recognised experience in competition law, particularly in the field of State aid (financial services, transport, environment, energy, agriculture) and cartels.

He specialises in various European regulations (structural funds, gambling, transport and aerospace, energy, telecoms, e-commerce) with a particularly high level of expertise gained in financial services and transport. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of internal market rules and of community actors and procedures (legislative co-decision, complaints and infringements, EU budget), and has a wealth of experience in negotiating with the EU Commission as well as EU agencies and authorities such as ESMA.

He currently represents and advises clients in the private equity and venture capital industry for all EU-relevant regulatory matters, as well as large firms. He handles State aid cases in various Member States and sectors.

Benoît regularly drafts complaints to the EU Commission to redress or protect the interests of his clients in a broad range of sectors.


Partner at Gide Brussels (2008), after spending nine years at senior level for the European Commission and seven years working for the French finance Ministry (Paris and Brussels).