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Languages : French, English, German, Italian

Paris Bar (2006)
Partner at Racine since 2015

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Career

Linklaters (2008 – 2015)

Jeantet Associés (2005 – 2008)

 

Education

Master’s degree, European Business Law (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas – 2004)

ESSEC Business School (2003)

Experiences

Advising NJJ Presse (Xavier Niel), Groupe Troisième Œil (Pierre-Antoine Capton) and LNEI (Matthieu Pigasse) in the framework of their acquisition of joint control over Mediawan

Advising Suez in the context of the sale of its subsidiary OSIS to Veolia Environnement

Advising Groupe PSA and Saft (Groupe Total) in the framework of a State aid (IPCEI) notification to the European Commission of a pan European project involving 17 companies in the electric vehicle batteries sector, of a total amount of 3,2 billion euros

Advising Groupe PSA and Saft (Groupe Total) on the notification to the relevant authorities of the creation of the JV in the electric vehicle battery sector

Advising Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain on the creation of a second joint venture in the sector of gearboxes for electric cars

Advising Fondation Hôpital Saint-Joseph in the framework of its merger with Hôpital Marie Lannelongue

Advising Groupe PSA on the creation of a joint-venture with Punch Powertrain in the sector of gearboxes for electric cars

Advising Groupe Caisse des Dépôts and Infravia Capital Partners in the framework of their acquisition of joint acquisition over Etix Everywhere

Advising Engie on its acquisition of the Pierre Guérin group

Advising Terreal on its acquisition of joint control over GSE Intégration

Advising Groupe PSA on the setting-up of a JV with the Japanese group Nidec

Advising Mediawan on its acquisition of AB Group

Advising Groupe Caisse des Dépôts and Engie / Solairedirect on their acquisition of photovoltaic plants

Advising Econocom on its acquisition of Aciernet

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

Representing Eurofins Scientific Group before the French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’État) with respect to appeals lodged against the French Competition Authority’s clearances of the Bio-Access and Biomnis merger acquisitions

Advising Perceva on the takeover of Cauval

Advising LBO France / Karavel on the takeover of Fram

Advising Eurofins Scientific Group on its acquisition of Bio-Access (medical biology laboratories)

Others

Lecturer at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in European and International Competition Law within the Master 2 “Global Business Law and Governance” (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Columbia university and Sciences Po) and the Master 2 “Economic international law” (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

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

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

Publications

Co-author of the Private Enforcement column of the quarterly review Concurrences :

  • Absence d’intérêt à agir d’un mandataire (jugement Provera), Concurrences n°3-2020, p. 213
  • Point de départ et causes interruptives du délai de prescription en cas de condamnation préalable (arrêts du Conseil d’État dans l’affaire de la signalisation routière), Concurrences n°3-2020, p. 213-215
  • Compétence du juge administratif (arrêts du Conseil d’État dans l’affaire de la signalisation routière), Concurrences n°3-2020, p. 215-216
  • Compétence internationale du juge français (affaires Google Shopping et Enigma), Concurrences n°3-2020, p. 216-219
  • Refus de réparer le dommage causé par un effet d’ombrelle et évaluation du préjudice (jugement Provera), Concurrences n°3-2020, p. 223-224
  • Évaluation du préjudice (arrêts du Conseil d’État dans l’affaire de la signalisation routière), Concurrences n°3-2020, p. 224-225
  • Point de départ et causes interruptives du délai de prescription en cas de condamnation préalable (jugement CNAMTS c/ Sanofi et arrêt SNCF Mobilités), Concurrences n°1-2020, p. 220-222
  • Compétence du juge administratif (arrêt SNCF Mobilités), Concurrences n°1-2020, p. 224-225
  • Réparation du dommage causé par un effet d’ombrelle (arrêt SNCF Mobilités), Concurrences n°1-2020, p. 229-230
  • Évaluation du préjudice (jugements Carrefour), Concurrences n°1-2020, p. 230-232

Author of the “France” chapter, Global Legal Insights – Merger Control, 2019 and 2020

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, 2015 to 2018

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

Co-head of the “Review of Competition Journals” column of the quarterly review Concurrences

Team's
recongnitions

Rankings

  • Legal 500 - 2021: Competition-Distribution
  • Best Lawyers - 2021: Classements individuels
  • Legal 500 - 2021: Legal 500 EMEA
  • Le Point - 2021: Competition – Distribution – Contracts
  • Décideurs - 2021: Litigation and arbitration
  • Chambers - 2015: Competition / individual ranking
  • Décideurs - 2018: Competition – Distribution
  • Legal 500 - 2018: EU Competition and Distribution
  • Who's Who Legal - 2018: Competition – Individual ranking

Awards

  • 2015: Palmarès des cabinets d'avocats

    Competition: Bronze trophy

  • 2015: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Entrepreneurial firm over five years old: Gold trophy

  • 2018: Palmarès des cabinets d'avocats

    Competition: Silver trophy

  • 2018: Top Legal

    Top Legal

  • 2017: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Multi-office firm and regional firm: Silver trophy

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21/07/22

Racine advises Symbio on the clearance by the European Commission of the first pan-European project in the hydrogen sector

Racine advises France-based Symbio, a Faurecia Michelin Hydrogen company, in connection with the European Commission’s approval of State aid totalling € 5.4 billion for an important project of common European interest (IPCEI) in the hydrogen sector. The European Commission approved on 15 July...
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21/07/22

Racine advises Elogen on the clearance by the European Commission of 5.4 bn € State aid for a pan-European project in the hydrogen sector

Racine advises Elogen, one of the French leaders in PEM electrolysis and a GTT group company, in connection with the European Commission’s clearance of State aid totalling € 5.4 billion for an important project of common European interest (IPCEI) in the hydrogen sector. The European Commission...
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20/07/22

Racine advises Maïsadour on the acquisition of Terrena's shares in the Fermiers du Sud-Ouest joint venture

Racine acted alongside the Maïsadour Group, a leading cooperative of southwestern France, to acquire the shares held by the Terrena Group in the company Fermiers du Sud-Ouest. Until now, Maïsadour has held 51% of Fermiers du Sud-Ouest. Founded in 2010 and based in Saint-Sever (Landes, France),...
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