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 its investment in Telenco

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advise he pan-European investment firm Ergon Capital Partners IV SCSp (« Ergon ») on exclusive negotiations regarding its investment, alongside the funders and managers, in [...]

COVID-19 – All French Legal News / Measures

Please find hereafter all French legal news on Employment Law, Tax Law, Competition Law and Urban law published by our Firm's teams concerning all the measures implemented in France in connection [...]

LATEST RANKINGS IN EU & Competition Law - Distribution Law

Legal 500 EMEA - Media and Entertainment: Sports 2020

Legal 500 EMEA 2020: Media and Entertainment: Sports (Band 2) De Pardieu Brocas Maffei's competition law partner Emmanuel Durand regularly advises the French professional football and basket [...]

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Legal 500 EMEA - EU Competition and Distribution 2012/2020

Legal 500 EMEA 2020: EU Competition and distribution (Band 2) De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is handling several high-profile antitrust cases before the French Competition Authority, spanning various [...]

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