Fréget – Tasso de Panafieu puts together your file and represents you, as defendant or plaintiff, in the event of any cartel or abuse of a dominant position, before the Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as any French or EU courts.
Mergers & State aid
The Firm acts in all issues of ex ante control.
With respect to mergers, the Firm may issue notifications at national or European level. The partners are also particularly active in the assessment of the compatibility of new structures born out of mergers, by reviewing or establishing undertakings (structural or behavioural) or spin-offs, or even by means of action before EU and national courts.
In terms of State aid, the Firm essentially acts in internal and EU litigation, especially to question the legality of the State aid mechanisms which distort competition, to lodge a complaint before the commission or to act when an investigation has been opened.
Involved principally in regulated sectors (energy, life sciences, telecom, media, transport) the Firm acts both in common law litigation, competition litigation and litigation arising from sector regulation, by systematically analysing the opportunity of cross-claims.
The partners are also active before civil, commercial and national administrative courts and before the courts of the EU. In recent years, they have particularly instituted interlocutory proceedings before the French Supreme Administrative Court (in conjunction with specialized lawyers) and followed up a number of high-profile disputes before the EU Commission and the Court of Justice of the EU.