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. Chambers Europe 2015 states: “Florence Ninane ‘always meets very high-quality standards, is dedicated to her clients and provides sharp, no-nonsense advice", according to one impressed source. She is also praised for her technical skills.” 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 Association of Energy Law, the French Competition Lawyers Association and the Institut Montaigne, a French think tank.
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. She obtained a postgraduate degree in comparative 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 practice comprises over 100 specialists located across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The practice advises corporate clients and financial institutions on their global antitrust policies, litigation and regulatory strategies and has acted on some of the highest-profile and most complex cases in recent years.
WWL says: Excellent for both French and EU competition law and highly recommended by energy clients
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