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Specialises in European Commission policies, community law and competition law, working in close co-operation with practice groups such as antitrust, trade, banking, taxation and government relations and public policy. International commercial law and litigation at the World Trade Organisation Court.


Avocat at the Paris Bar 1973. Joined European Commission 1979 - Director-General of the Legal Service of the European Commission. Legal advisor to three Commission Presidents. Participated in all the institutional reforms (Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice, Lisbon Treaties). Joined Clifford Chance 2008.

Professional Memberships

Board of Center for European Reform.


Master's degree in private and public law.