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 Veolia on the setting-up of a solution for enhancing electrical flexibility, called Flexcity

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has advised Veolia, a global leader in optimized resource management, on the setting-up of a solution for enhancing electrical flexibility, called Flexcity, and based on the [...]

Advising Frey on the signing of a partnership agreement with BNP Paribas REIM

Advising the real estate investment company Frey, listed on Euronext Paris, on the signing of an agreement with the OPCI BNP Paribas Diversipierre – managed by BNP Paribas REIM France – regarding [...]

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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