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Competition, Distribution, Commercial Contracts

We assist companies regarding their commercial and contractual strategies in France and abroad in all sectors, with more specific expertise in the retail, construction, life sciences, agro-industry, engineering and industry sectors.

Our longstanding expertise in these fields, combined with a fighting and creative spirit enables us to assist you regarding the development of your commercial policy, the drafting, negotiation and renegotiation of your commercial contracts.

Your distribution networks are vital.  We can help you grow your business by assisting you in your commercial negotiations and in your B2B relations with your suppliers, subcontractors, wholesalers, franchisees, agents and retailers.

Lawmakers always favor the end user.  Our consumer law experts are there to help you accompany this trend.

We assist you in your relationships with the control authorities such as the DDPP and the DGCCRF, both in terms of advice and regarding litigations,.

We assist you, either as plaintiff or defendant, in actions relating to anti-competitive practices (cartels, vertical restrictions, abuse of a dominant position, follow-on action).

We also help you to successfully complete your merger operations, through merger notifications.

SECTORS OF ACTIVITY

  • Drafting and auditing of commercial contracts
  • General terms and conditions (sale/purchase)
  • Restrictive practices
  • Consumer Law
  • Antitrust litigation (vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of a dominant position, abuse of economic dependence)
  • Notification of economic concentrations to the authorities

Practical case

Representation of a British company – leader in its GSS sector, subject to a control by the Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations (DDPP) on the conformity of some of its products:

  • Answer to the DDPP's questions,
  • Customer assistance during the hearing before the inspector,
  • Solicitation and obtention of a settlement.

Arseniy Kuzikov

Associate

Marie Terrien

Associate

Héléna Clet

Associate

Théophile Faure-Cachard

Associate

Thomas Bedoiseau

Of counsel

Xavier Hugon

Partner

Philippe Laye

Partner

Marie Albertini

Partner