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Languages : French, English, German, Italian

Paris Bar (2006)
Partner at Racine since 2015

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Education

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

ESSEC Business School (2003)

Experiences

Recent transactions

Advising PSA Group on the setting-up of a JV with Punch Powertrain for transmissions for electric vehicles

Advising PSA Group on the setting-up of a JV with the Nippon group Nidec

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

Advising Mediawan on its acquisition of AB Group

Advising the CDC 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 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

Advising Perceva on the takeover of Cauval

Advising LBO France / Karavel on the takeover of Fram

Advising Eurofins in its acquisition of Bio-Access

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

Classements récents :

  • Le Point - 2019: Competition – Distribution
  • Décideurs - 2019: Competition – Distribution
  • Best Lawyers - 2019: Individual rankings
  • Who's Who Legal - 2019: Individual rankings
  • Legal 500 - 2019: Competition/European Law
  • Décideurs - 2020: Competition – Distribution
  • Décideurs - 2018: Competition – Distribution
  • Legal 500 - 2018: EU Competition and Distribution
  • Who's Who Legal - 2018: Competition – Individual ranking

Trophées récents :

  • 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

  • 2016: Palmarès des cabinets d'avocats

    Competition: Bronze trophy

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20/03/20

Covid-19: The Commission sets up a special framework to facilitate State aid and takes its first decisions

Key elements ·            On 19 March 2020, the European Commission took urgent measures to facilitate individual or sectoral aid in the form of grants, repayable advances, tax concessions, loan guarantees or subsidised loans ·            The Commission is committed to...
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28/02/20

Racine is ranked in the new "Competition - Distribution" edition of Décideurs Magazine

Congratulations to our team who is ranked in the categories below:Distribution practice: Key player State aid: Excellent 
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20/02/20

Racine advises Saint-Joseph Hospital in its merger with the Association Marie Lannelongue

Racine advised St. Joseph’s Hospital in its merger with the Association Marie Lannelongue, approved by the general meeting of the Association Marie Lannelongue and the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation on December 19 and effective since January 1, 2020. Read the...
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