Competition & Antitrust

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When it comes to competition and antitrust law, you want to avoid litigation. Disputes can be costly, time consuming and, ultimately, a threat to your business. This means you need lawyers who can help you to avoid the risk of prosecution. At the same time, they must be able to defend you during high-stakes, complex litigation.

Our team of lawyers in France combines advanced business knowledge with in-depth expertise, and can advise you on the management of commercial risks inherent in your national, European or international activities.

Areas we can guide you on include:

  • Anti-competitive practices and restrictions on competition
  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Business concentrations
  • Compliance programmes
  • Domestic and multijurisdictional litigation
  • Inspections by the Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF)
  • Management of commercial relations
  • Negotiations and drafting of contracts
  • Relations between suppliers and distributors
  • Risk management
  • Negotiation with the French competition authority (ADLC)

Our team also assists in creating effective contracts - from contract formation to the termination of established business relations. We can help you develop strategies or solutions that will help you avoid litigation or come out on top during high-stakes disputes.

In short, we'll look out for your best interests at all times.

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For the experience, strength and understanding of French law that you need, Gowling WLG offers you an outstanding service. It would be great to hear from you.