Implementation of the European Union Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions into French Law

By , and on April 6, 2017

On 10 March 2017, France finally implemented into French law the EU Directive 2014/104 of 26 November 2014 on antitrust damages actions. The implementation provisions faithfully transpose the Directive, but some concepts still, however, need to be clarified by courts at the EU and French levels.

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Louise AbergLouise Aberg
Louise Aberg focuses her practice on US, EU and French antitrust law, including merger control, cartels, and abuse of dominance. Louise also regularly advises clients in relation to distribution strategies and compliance programs. She represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the European Commission, and the French Competition Authority. Read Louise Aberg's full bio.


Aymeric DiscoursAymeric Discours
Aymeric Discours represents clients in general mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation, including large contractual disputes, industrial risk, product liability cases, restructuring and white-collar criminal defense. He has gained significant experience in trying several cases before the civil, commercial and criminal French courts. Read Aymeric Discours' full bio.


Lionel LesurLionel Lesur
Lionel Lesur advises domestic and international companies from a broad range of industries, as well as investment funds and top managers, in matters involving corporate and competition/distribution law. Lionel has experience in the negotiation of private mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts (including management packages and long-term incentive plans), and complex commercial contracts. He has in-depth experience with European and French competition law, including international merger control and antitrust proceedings. Lionel also regularly advises clients in relation to distribution strategies and compliance programs. Read Lionel Lesur's full bio.

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