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François-Charles Laprévote

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Practice Areas

European and French competition and international trade law, including merger control, state aid, cartel investigations, market dominance and trade defense instruments.

He has advised corporate clients and financial institutions as well as government and public entities in numerous competition, State aid and trade cases before the European Commission, the European Courts in Luxembourg and the French Competition Authority.


Joined firm (2007), Partner (2013). Shares time between the Brussels and Paris offices. He served as the economic adviser of the French Minister for European Affairs (2005-2007). He was a detached national expert in the Directorate General for External Trade of the European Commission, where he was in charge of negotiations on services and investment (2002-2005). He served at the Inspection Générale des Finances, the internal auditing and consulting body of the French Ministry for Finance (1998-2002).

Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Diploma, 1998), Université de Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (Master in Law, 1994), Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Law, 1993).

Professional Memberships

Paris and Brussels Bars, member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Committee on Trade and Investment, and member of the Board, French Competition Practitioners Association (APDC)


French, English, German.