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Frédéric Pradelles focuses his practice on French and European competition law. He regularly advises international clients in abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations and on distribution matters, notably in the context of litigation before the French and European competition authorities and courts. Frédéric also advises clients in global, European and national merger control cases, including Phase II cases. He has extensive experience in the notification of strategic alliances and joint ventures as well as negotiating innovative remedies to secure antitrust approval for the deals on which he advises. Read Frédéric Pradelles's full bio.
By Jacques Buhart, Stéphane Dionnet and Frédéric Pradelles on Jul 12, 2023
Posted In Brussels Developments, EU Developments, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
On June 29, 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a preliminary ruling in the Super Bock Bebidas vs. Autoridade da Concorrência case (C-211/22) on the questions referred by the Tribunal da Relaçao de Lisboa (Lisbon Court of Appeal). To some extent, the recent judgement is not particularly noteworthy or innovative,...
By Jacques Buhart, Stéphane Dionnet, Frédéric Pradelles and Mélissa Hui on Jun 14, 2023
Posted In EC Developments, EU Developments
The European Commission recently adopted and published the revised Research and Development Block Exemption Regulation and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulation, together referred to as the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations (HBERs), accompanied by the revised Horizontal Guidelines (HGLs). The adoption of the new HBERs and HGLs comes after the conduct of a similar review process and...
By Jacques Buhart, Stéphane Dionnet and Frédéric Pradelles on Jun 9, 2023
Posted In EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
The European Commission recently adopted and published a package to simplify the procedures for reviewing concentrations under the EU Merger Regulation. The goal of the package is to simplify merger review procedures, with a targeted 25% reduction on reporting requirements. In this Law360 article, McDermott Partners Jacques Buhart, Stéphane Dionnet and Frédéric Pradelles examine the...
By Jacques Buhart, Stéphane Dionnet, Christian Krohs, Frédéric Pradelles and Hendrik Viaene on May 12, 2023
Posted In Brussels Developments, EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
On April 20, 2023, the EU Commission (Commission) adopted and published a package to simplify the procedures for reviewing concentrations under Regulation (EC) 139/2004 of January 20, 2004 (European Union Merger Regulation – EUMR). This package includes a set of three materials comprising (i) a revised Merger Implementing Regulation (Implementing Regulation), (ii) a Notice on...
By Jacques Buhart, Stéphane Dionnet, Frédéric Pradelles, Hendrik Viaene, Anna Ciesielska, Mary Hecht, Max Küttner, Andrea Otaola, Karolien Van der Putten and Hannelore Wiame on Feb 6, 2023
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, Consumer Protection/Privacy, EC Developments, EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
This Review provides legal counsel and their teams easy reference guidance on essential EU competition law developments covering key areas of law and policy. Topics covered include: Cartels & Restrictive Agreements Abuse of Dominant Position Merger Control State Aid Legislative and Policy Developments Access the special report.
By Jacques Buhart, Hendrik Viaene, Max Küttner, Karolien Van der Putten, Frédéric Pradelles, Mary Hecht and McDermott Will & Emery on Feb 4, 2022
Posted In Brussels Developments, EC Developments, Energy/Commodities, EU Developments, French Developments, German Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, IP Antitrust, Italian Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
In our super-connected age, we are inundated with information. It can be difficult to select what is really relevant to one’s business. The purpose of this Review is to provide legal counsel and their teams easy reference guidance on essential EU competition law developments covering key areas of law and policy, to help keep you...