Distribution Law

EU & Competition Law




Regularly ranked among the best departments of Paris, the Firm’s Competition / Merger Control team regularly advises on competition matters before French and European courts, and regulatory bodies, on a broad scope of issues from cartels, abuse of dominant position, State aids to private enforcements.

In addition, the team has extensive experience dealing with French and European merger control, ranging from analyzing the feasibility of a transaction, to filing merger notifications and negotiating undertakings with the relevant authorities.

The team is also well versed in advising clients operating in industrial sectors where government authorities are involved, either directly or via a regulatory body, such as the energy, media, telecommunications, transport, postal services and health sectors.

In certain matters when necessary, the team relies on assistance from specialized economists and in cross-border transactions, the team works with its international law firm referral network to ensure seamless coordination with the various regulatory authorities involved.


Drawing on their cross-disciplinary skills in distribution law, the Competition and Litigation teams work side by side to support clients in dealing with the many aspects of the product and services distribution process, including their relationships with commercial partners, with competitors, services of specific administrative agencies and consumers. Their skills combined cover a complete range of issues related to pricing practices, general sales terms, product regulations and commercial practices, as well as consumer protection and implementation of a distribution network.

LATEST NEWS IN EU & Competition Law - Distribution Law

Advising Ergon Capital Partners on a partnership agreement with the company Haudecoeur SAS

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advises the pan-European investment firm Ergon Capital Partners IV SCSp (“Ergon”) on the signature of a partnership agreement to further pursue the growth of Haudecoeur [...]

Advising Dr. Oetker on the autorisation by The Autorité de la concurrence (French competition authority) concerning the acquisition of Alsa by Dr. Oetker

On 29 January 2019, the Autorité de la Concurrence cleared, subject to commitments, the acquisition by Dr. Oetker group of the sole control of Alsa France, active in the market of baking aids. [...]

LATEST RANKINGS IN EU & Competition Law - Distribution Law

GCR 100 – France - EU Competition

GCR 100 2016/2019 & GCR 2015 – France - EU Competition (Highly Recommended) "Philippe Guibert leads the well-recognised and active team at DE PARDIEU BROCAS MAFFEI. He is supported by partners [...]

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Who's Who Legal - Competition

Who's Who Legal 2018: Competition Independent business law firm DE PARDIEU BROCAS MAFFEI sees three leading practitioners recognised for their expertise in competition law. “Star practitioner” [...]

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