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Languages : French, English, German, Italian

Paris Bar (2006)
Partner at Racine since 2015

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Tel : 01 44 82 44 40

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Education

Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne / Columbia University / Sciences Po, Master 2 in European Business Law (2004)

ESSEC Business School (2003)

Experiences

Recent transactions

 

Advising Groupe PSA on the setting-up of a JV with the Nippon group Nidec (2018)

Advising the AMIV in the framework of a procedure of the French Competition Authority in the agri-food sector in the French overseas departments (2018)

Advising Mediawan on its acquisition of AB Group (2017)

Advising the CDC and Engie / Solairedirect on their acquisition of photovoltaic plants (2017)

Advising Econocom on its acquisition of Aciernet (2017)

Advising Groupe PSA in the framework of the creation of Emov, active in the car-sharing rental sector in Spain (2016)

Representing Eurofins before the Conseil d’État with respect to appeals lodged against the French Competition Authority’s authorisations of the Bio-Access and Biomnis merger transactions (2016)

Advising Perceva on the takeover of Cauval (2016)

Advising LBO France / Karavel on the takeover of Fram (2016)

Advising Eurofins in its acquisition of Bio-Access (2015)

Others

Lecturer in competition law – Masters 2 “Global Business Law and Governance” (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Columbia University and Sciences Po) and “Droit international économique” (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University).

Member of the Association of Competition Law Practitioners (Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence)

Founding Member of the State Aid Monitoring Association (Association de Suivi des Aides d’État)

Publications

The recent approach of the Paris Court of Appeal to the indemnity actions of foreclosed competitors”, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence, January 2018

Gun jumping – First sanction in France of an early implementation of a notified merger: Severity of sanctions and a reminder of the applicable rules”, Racine Client Alert, November 2016

Abuse of dependency: A new prohibition”, Journal des Sociétés, no. 144, September 2016

The 2015 Orange Settlement Decision: How the French Competition Authority Defines, Addresses, and Remedies Abusive Conduct in the Telecommunications Sector”, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, August 2016

Farming sector: Towards a temporary and partial waiver of competition law” Racine Client Alert, March 2016

Author of the “France” chapter in Global Legal Insights – Cartels, since 2015

Co-author of the “France” chapter in Chambers Legal Practice Guide – Merger Control, 2014

Co-head of theReview of Competition Journals” section of Concurrences

Distinctions
of the team

Rankings:

  • Décideurs - 2018: Competition – Distribution
  • Legal 500 - 2018: EU Competition and Distribution
  • Global Competition Review - 2018: Competition – Individual ranking
  • Global Competition Review - 2018: Competition – Individual ranking
  • Décideurs - 2017: Competition-Distribution
  • Legal 500 - 2017: EU Competition and Distribution
  • Chambers - 2016: Competition / individual ranking
  • Décideurs - 2016: Competition – Distribution
  • Legal 500 - 2016: EU competition and distribution law

Awards :

  • 2018: Top Legal

    Italian desk

  • 2017: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Multi-office firm and regional firm: Silver trophy

  • 2016: Palmarès des cabinets d'avocats

    Competition: Bronze trophy

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News and latest publications

News flashes

11/04/19

Rankings LEGAL 500 EMEA 2019

Racine is ranked in 10 categories of Legal 500 EMEA 2019. Insolvency – ranked: tier 2/4   “Racine has a strong practice and is regularly instructed by key stakeholders and debtors to handle major industrial and LBO restructuring cases. The team recently acted for leading newspaper and...
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News flashes

19/02/19

Rankings Décideurs 2019 « Litigation & competition »

– Commercial Litigation – Key player (Carla Di Fazio Perrin, Emmanuel Laverrière, Laurent Jourdan, Antoine Diesbecq, Frédérique Chaput, Bruno Cavalié, Valérie Ledoux, Sandra Graslin-Latour) – Distribution law – Key player (Frédérique Chaput, Valérie Ledoux) –...
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Press releases

3/07/18

Racine advises Terreal on the acquisition of 51% of GSE Intégration

The TERREAL group is pursuing its growth strategy and announces the signing of an agreement relating to the acquisition of a 51% stake in GSE Intégration, the BtoB branch of the GSE (Groupe Solution Energie) group, a specialist in solar photovoltaic solutions for existing residential roofs....
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