Florence Ninane is a partner in Allen & Overy LLP's Paris office and has significant experience in the areas of French and European competition law (mergers, antitrust and state aid issues) and has developed a specific expertise in distribution law matters. She regularly assists companies with their French, EU and multi-jurisdictional merger notifications. She also represents companies in competition law litigation before competition authorities and national courts (in cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, state aid and private enforcement matters).
She has developed a specific expertise in the energy and financial as well as in the consumer goods sectors and advises various operators in these areas. Florence regularly advises French and international companies such as, inter alia, Amazon, BNP Paribas, EADS, Expedia, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, TNT, TripAdvisor and Vicat.
Florence is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as well as by Who's Who Legal. According to Chambers Europe 2014, “Florence Ninane impresses market commentators who describe her as ‘a great lawyer: sharp, smart and really easy to work with’.” The Legal 500: Europe (2014) states: “Florence Ninane ‘never loses her composure and always makes herself available at all times’. She stands out for her ability to ‘lead a multidisciplinary team at international level’.”
Florence has recently authored several articles in publications such as Revue Concurrences as well as the French chapters in publications such as The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control and Getting the Deal Through. She is a frequent speaker at antitrust conferences and seminars.
Florence is a member of the French Association of Competition, the French Associaion of Energy Law, the Association of Lawyers Practising Competition Law and the French think-tank Institut Montaigne.
Florence received her postgraduate degree in business law and a DJCE degree, Counsel in Commercial Law, from the University of Paris II, Panthéon Assas in 1997, and a postgraduate degree of compared European law from the University of Nancy II in 1996. She was admitted to the Haut-de-Seine Bar in 1999 and to the Paris Bar in 2001.
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