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 Soufflet Group’s shareholders on the sale of Soufflet Group’s capital to InVivo Group

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has advised Soufflet Group’s shareholders on the sale of 100% of Soufflet Group’s capital, a French agri-food family group, to InVivo Group. This merger has been [...]

GCR100 2022 – Our Competition team is again ranked and recognised as Elite

Our Competition team is again ranked and recognised as Elite, the highest category, by Global Competition Review in GCR100 2022, one of the most prestigious rankings of the world's leaders in [...]

LATEST RANKINGS IN EU & Competition Law - Distribution Law

Legal 500 EMEA - EU Competition and Distribution 2012/2021

Legal 500 EMEA 2021: EU Competition and distribution (Band 1) The broad practice at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advises clients in the banking, energy, and healthcare sectors on areas such as state [...]

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Chambers Europe - Competition / Antitrust & EU Law 2012/2021

Chambers Europe 2013 / 2021: Competition / Antitrust & EU Law (Band 2) What the team is known for : Reputable team with solid expertise in dispute resolution regarding anti-competitive [...]

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