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Eric Paroche

Partner
Paris

Eric Paroche

Eric Paroche leads the Paris office's Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice. Through his past experience at the European Commission and his diverse practice in many industry sectors, Eric is able to look at issues from all angles and to put forward workable solutions.

He provides strategic advice to companies on managing merger control constraints and assists them in their filings with the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and other authorities worldwide.

Eric also advises companies in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority, and represents them before the European and French Courts. In particular, Eric helps management teams define the most appropriate strategies to minimize financial and reputational risks in cases of alleged infringements.

In State aids, clients benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the European Commission's practice.

Eric lectures on competition law at Sciences Po.

Eric is "recommended for his excellent skill and vast experience, his deep knowledge of the files and very good understanding of the functioning of the French Competition Authority and the European Commission."

Legal 500

Representative Experience

Notification to the European Commission of the €1,2 billion acquisition by an investment fund of an international supplier of baby care, cosmetic, and health products.

Notification to the French Competition Authority of the creation of the leader in company pension schemes in France.

Notification to the French Competition Authority of the affiliation of a major TV producer to the main French TV broadcaster.

Obtaining a 40% fine reduction for a worldwide supplier of cosmetics and detergents as French Competition Authority imposed highest fines ever.

Representing industrial and food suppliers in European Commission's cartel investigations.

Advising a State-owned incumbent postal operator on State aid issues.

Advising a major insurance company on strategic contractual arrangements.

Representing a leading stevedoring company in damage actions.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Master, College of Europe, 2001
  • Master, Assas University, 2000
  • Sciences Po, 1998

Memberships

  • Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la concurrence (APDC)
  • Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence
  • French Antitrust Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Paris

2016

Antitrust

Chambers Europe

2016

Antitrust

Legal 500

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