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 sectors 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, Adisseo, BNP Paribas, EADS, Expedia, Gaz de France, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, TNT, Tripadvisor and Vicat.
Florence is recognised as a "leading individual" in the field in the Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories as well as Who's Who Legal. According to Chambers 2013, 'Florence Ninane is described as 'incredibly helpful' by one client, and 'skillful with good commercial knowledge' by another.'
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 Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence (AFEC), the Association Française de Droit de l'Energie (AFDEN), the Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence (APDC) 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.
Allen & Overy's antitrust and competition team comprises over 100 specialists located across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. The firm advises corporates and financial institutions on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies and has acted on some of the most high-profile and complex cases in recent years.
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