GCR 100 – 2021 – L’équipe Concurrence classée parmi les « Elite »
Le Cabinet De Pardieu Brocas Maffei est fier de vous annoncer que son équipe Droit de la Concurrence / contrôle des concentrations est reconnue, pour la seconde fois d’affilée, comme l’une des meilleures de France. Elle est classée parmi les équipes « Elite » par la Global Competition Review dans le classement GCR100 établi pour l’année 2021.
Félicitations à toute l’équipe !
Partners Philippe Guibert and Emmanuel Durand lead the competition practice at highly respected French full-service law firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, supported by three counsel and seven associates. The team says it has acted in many high-profile and innovative merger cases. It is especially known for its behavioural work, where it represents clients in a significant number of the French authority’s major antitrust investigations. The firm represented Swiss groups Coop and Bell as second-in leniency applicants in the enforcer’s Ham Products cartel probe. In its July 2020 decision, the authority reduced the companies’ fines to €6 million under the “leniency-plus » principle. The team is also defending French oil company Groupe Rubis against a rival’s request for interim measures based on alleged abuse of dominance. The competition enforcer dismissed the request in July 2019, and the case is now before the Paris Court of Appeal. Additionally, the firm represents Société Générale in appealing against the authority’s Multilateral Interchange Fees ruling and also assisted clients in connection with separate dawn raids related to alleged gun jumping in the duty-free sector and the wine and spirits market. In follow-on litigation, the team is advising MAN and Volkswagen in a damages action related to the Trucks cartel case. On the merger control side, the firm is assisting insurer CNP Assurances in its tie-up with rivals CDC and La Banque Postale – the biggest deal in the French insurance sector in recent years. It also advised Casino on the sale of Vindémia to Groupe Bernard Hayot, which the French authority cleared in May 2020 subject to fix-it-first and behavioural remedies. Additionally, the team obtained conditional approval for Dr Oetker in its acquisition of Unilever’s French baking and dessert business Alsa, and for Global Blue and Premier Tax Free as they created a duty free and tax return joint venture in French airports. (2021)