Charles-Henri Calla

Charles-Henri Calla
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Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders - Partners

Charles-Henri Calla has been a partner since 2013 at Grall & Associés (a prominent French boutique law firm specialising in antitrust, distribution law and commercial litigation), after more than 14 years of experience as a competition law specialist at leading US and UK law firms.

Charles-Henri has a wealth of experience in all areas of French and European competition law and he is constantly ranked as one of the leading French competition law experts by the main legal directories.

Charles-Henri is particularly praised for his experience in advising clients on high-profile merger control cases in Europe and elsewhere (Phase I and Phase II), representing both merging and interested third parties (including, when necessary, at trial).

He regularly handles highly complex litigation matters, representing national and international companies across a wide range of sectors before French or European competition authorities and courts (cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, vertical restraints, private enforcement, commercial and distribution law matters and state aid).

He also offers a first-class representation and advice in high-profile civil and criminal consumer law protection cases.

Charles-Henri has acted in several landmark EC and French competition cases (e-book, GIE Cartes Bancaires, Nespresso, Pet food, etc). Recently, he has been involved in the highly sensitive supermarket probe in France as well as in the consolidation process of the French retail sector. He also successfully ensured that no sanction was applied to the Doux Group (the third-largest exporter worldwide) in the widely publicised French poultry case, and has successfully represented Lactalis group before the Paris Court of Appeals against the French Competition Authority's decision to impose fines of around €200 million on the country's top yoghurt makers.

Charles-Henri is a member of the French Association of Lawyers Practising Competition Law and the French Association of Competition Study.

WWL says: Charles-Henri Calla has "an extraordinary talent for achieving the best possible outcome for his clients" according to one impressed peer.

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