Romain Ferla is an Antitrust/Competition Partner in Weil’s Paris office.
He has significant experience in EU and French competition law, including merger control, cartels or abuses of dominance, and advising on distribution/cooperation agreements and state aids.
Romain Ferla’s track record in antitrust litigation includes representing numerous clients before French courts and before the European Union and French competition authorities. In the merger control area, he serves both as counsel to the notifying parties (private equity funds and corporate clients) and as counsel to the complainants.
Recently, Romain Ferla successfully: represented the insulation manufacturers’ association (FILMM) in relation to an antitrust investigation before the French Competition Authority against FILMM, Isover and CSTB which ended up in a dismissal of the complaint ; obtained a substantial reduction of fines for the Axereal Group in the flour cartel case ; represented Hayfin Capital in the merger control proceedings related to the acquisition of sole control over the Frans Bonhomme Groupe ; represented NJJ in connection with the French merger control procedure related to the acquisition of the Groupe Paris-Turf ; assisted Novares in relation to the state aid procedure initiated before the EU Commission; and assisted Corsair in relation to two state aid procedures initiated before EU Commission ; these procedures led to two of the few individual approvals of the EU Commission during the COVID crisis for state support to a French Group.
Romain Ferla also teaches competition law at the Paris Dauphine University and at the Aix-Marseille University.