Marie de Drouas is celebrated by respondents as "an exceptional practitioner" and "a really brilliant competition lawyer", who delivers "impressive results".
Marie de Drouas is one of the founding partners of Niddam-Drouas Avocats, a boutique law firm dedicated to competition law, intellectual property and technologies.
Marie leads the competition and distribution law department of Niddam-Drouas Avocats.
She has an extensive experience of both EU and French competition law with expertise in merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance cases with a particular emphasis on the telecommunication, transport, consumer goods, real estate and energy sectors. Marie's practice covers all aspects of competition and distribution law.
Marie also has vast experience in antitrust follow-on damages litigation in France.
She is currently involved in several high-profile antitrust cases in France and before the EU Commission concerning the telecom and energy industries as well as in the food and consumer goods and the video games sectors.
She is regularly listed in major legal rankings, as a highly recommended competition law specialist.
Prior to cofounding Niddam-Drouas Avocats, she was working with the Clifford Chance antitrust team in Paris for 10 years. Before joining the Paris Bar, she worked in the Franco-British business team of an English law firm in London.
Marie is an active member of the French Association for Competition Studies (AFEC) and of the French Association of Competition Law Practitioners (APDC). She also regularly publishes articles on antitrust law in leading law journals.
Her clients describe her as a very skilled lawyer due to her understanding of their businesses and markets and her proactive approach regarding antitrust matters.