Patrice Boulkeroua secures extensive praise for his "high professional skills in the field of competition litigation" and for being "a real source of constructive proposals, trust, reactivity and accuracy".
Patrice Boulkeroua is a senior associate at Grall & Associés, a prominent French boutique law firm specialising in all aspects of EU and French competition law, distribution law and commercial litigation.
He advises regularly on complex merger filings before competition authorities, including the coordination of multi-jurisdictional merger filings (he has experience in more than 20 various jurisdictions worldwide). He has participated in numerous infringement procedures for cartels or other anticompetitive practices, assisting clients during competition on-site investigations (“dawn raids”) as well as with submissions and appeals before French and EU authorities and courts. He also has great experience in developing and implementing client-specific antitrust compliance regimes and private damages actions.
He advises domestic and international companies in a broad range of sectors (energy, telecom, electronic trade, car manufacturers, computers, animal health, air freight, luxury goods, food and consumer products, retail sector, logistics, etc).
Before joining Grall & Associés in 2014, he worked for four years with the magic circle firm Linklaters and before that for two years at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. He studied law at the University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas and King's College London; he also holds an MS/LLM degree from HEC Paris and ESCP Europe business schools. He has been a lecturer at HEC, ESSEC and Sciences Po.
Established in 1998, Grall & Associés comprises over 20 specialists in France and advises on significant competition mandates. The firm is listed, as well as its Antitrust Alliance network, in the most prominent national and international guides, such as Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Leaders League and Décideurs.