Business Law

Competition Law

Competition law impacts the life of economic players at every stage of their development, from shaping of their trade policies to their partnership projects and external growth plans. Regulatory and legislative changes at both European and national level make legal issues increasingly numerous and difficult for them to manage.  

Our law firm assists economic players in their compliance with applicable regulations. It also assists them in their partnership projects and external growth plans, while providing them with solutions tailored to the reality of the challenges and practical constraints they face.

Our lawyers also assist their clients before the courts and the French and EU regulators. They intervene from the investigation phase (and possible dawn raids) to the litigation phase, in proceedings relating to anti-competitive practices (cartels, abuse of dominant position). 

We work in a variety of sectors and with clients ranging from large tech companies to start-ups, car manufacturers, fashion retailers, wine and spirit producers or intermediaries, and pharmaceutical companies.

JP Karsenty's Competition Law team is led mainly by Jean-Philippe Arroyo. Jean-Philippe Arroyo is a member of the Executive Committee of the French Association for the Study of Competition (A.F.E.C.) and the firm is a member of the International Ligue of Competition Law (L.I.D.C.).

Jean-Philippe Arroyo is also the co-author of the book "Lamy Droit Economique" published in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

JP Karsenty's Competition Law team is recognised in numerous rankings for its expertise.

Ranking Décideurs magazine 2022 :

Antitrust – Highly recommended

Legal works in this area

Advice and support in proceedings relating to anti-competitive practices (vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of dominant position) before the French Competition Authority and the European Commission and before the courts of appeal

  • Advice and support in the context of dawn raids, and appeals against such measures
  • Advice and support before the commercial courts in the context of antitrust damages actions
  • Advice and support in the prevention of competitive risks (internal audits, consultations, analysis of commercial contracts, distribution agreements and tender procedures, personalised training)
  • Advice and support in setting up industrial and business partnerships in France and abroad (drafting and negotiating distribution, cooperation, licensing, technology transfer agreements, e-commerce sites, etc.)
  • Advice and support in the context of merger and acquisitions (acquisitions, joint ventures): notification to market competition watchdogs, negotiation and monitoring of commitments

Track records

  • Advising and assisting a French company in the context of a request for information from the French Competition Authority in the construction sector
  • Representation of a French importer of cars and two-wheelers in a dispute relating to anti-competitive practices
  • Advising a French scale-up company on anti-competitive practices
  • Analysis of competition law issues in the context of e-commerce website projects in various sectors
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