This year’s research into the French competition market sees 51 practitioners recognised for their leading expertise across a wide range of matters including internal, regulatory and criminal investigations as well as merger filings, civil and criminal litigation and cartel matters.
Most highly regarded
Bredin Prat received five listings in this chapter.
Olivier Billard is “a remarkable lawyer”, recognised as “a star of his generation” by impressed peers. He is highly adept at advising on European and French antitrust law in relation to merger control procedures, and cartel and abuse of dominance matters.
Yelena Trifounovitch is “a very reliable and accurate lawyer”, lauded as a leading light for state aid matters in the French market.
The “excellent” Igor Simic is highlighted for his outstanding work advising clients on a wide range of antitrust matters at both a domestic and European level.
Marie-Cécile Rameau has established herself as a key player in competition law and is well regarded for her extensive knowledge of EU and French competition law.
Hugues Calvet sits “at the top” of the French competition market according to impressed sources, who consider him “the reference in Paris” for related matters.
BDGS Associés sees three lawyers listed here.
Maria Trabucchi is “very competent and experienced in competition law” remark sources who commend her as “a diligent lawyer who analyses every single detail of the case”.
Antoine Gosset Grainville is held in high regard among peers thanks to his in-depth understanding of competition regulation.
Mathilde Damon is “a highly experienced and reliable lawyer”, singled out among peers for her expert handling of competition and public law issues.
Linklaters performs well with three practitioners included.
Pierre Zelenko is highly recommended in the French market thanks to his extensive experience of competition-related disputes.
Anne Wachsmann focuses her notable practice on advising on the full gamut of competition law issues across a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals and automotive.
Thomas Elkins is a distinguished lawyer, lauded for his extensive knowledge of all aspects of EU and French competition law.
At Gide Loyrette Nouel, Antoine Choffel is regarded among peers as “an excellent litigator” and “the best competition lawyer in Paris” for his impressive knowledge of French and European competition law.
Florence Ninane with Allen & Overy wins praise for her top-tier competition practice and her tremendous understanding of the nuances of French competition law.
Aramis Société d’Avocats’ Aurélien Condomines is a highly skilled lawyer whose first-rate competition practice encompasses a wide array of antitrust and compliance matters.
“The excellent” David Tayar at Clifford Chance Europe possesses extensive experience in handling complex merger control investigations before both European and French antitrust agencies.
At Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Didier Théophile is recognised as “one of the top” competition lawyers in France. He is highlighted for his outstanding knowledge of EU and French competition law.
Jacques-Philippe Gunther of Latham & Watkins is “a dynamic and prepared lawyer”, distinguished among peers as a top name in France for merger control proceedings and competition-related litigation.
Joseph Vogel at Vogel & Vogel ranks highly among peers thanks to his in-depth knowledge of EU and French competition law.
Philippe Guibert of De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is well recognised in competition law and is regarded as “a star of his generation” by sources.
Loraine Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié of Donnedieu de Vabres-Tranié is a “top-tier” lawyer, commended for her adept handling of competition litigation, dawn raids and sanctions.
Eric Barbier de la Serre with Jones Day is “an extremely meticulous and thorough lawyer”, renowned for his “depth and breadth of expertise” in competition law. Sources add: “Eric answers the most complicated questions in a simple, precise and complete manner.”
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Patrick Hubert impresses market commentators with his significant experience navigating clients through competition-related compliance and merger control matters.
The “brilliant” Sergio Sorinas with Herbert Smith Freehills is known for his “great expertise in antitrust matters”. He wins praise for his “first-rate drafting skills” and his “passion for excellence”.
Olivier de Juvigny of Peltier Juvigny Marpeau & Associés is “a very strong presence in the Paris market” and is regarded as “an excellent lawyer” for his impressive work on high-stakes European and French merger control, and litigation.