Competition law

The experience of the BUNCH team in this field is there to bring you pragmatic solutions to your business objectives in a specific competitive environment, taking account of the risk of significant financial and other sanctions in competition proceedings. 


  • Advice on the structure and negotiation of pricing policies
  • Compliance with French and European competition law (audit and implementation of compliance policies)
  • Assistance with audits carried out by the French competition and consumer authorities
  • Assistance with search and seizure procedures (‘dawn raids’) initiated by the French competition and prosecution authorities
  • Analysis of anti-competitive practices and conducting procedures before the competition authorities and courts in relation to abuse of dominant position (access to essential facilities, unjustified pricing policies, margin squeezes…), cartels (exchange of information, common pricing policies, trade boycotts,…)
  • Private enforcement in the commercial and administrative courts, claims for loss caused in anti-trust matters
  • Claims in relation to restrictive/anti-competitive practices (claims for abrupt termination of established business relations, contract terms obtained by virtue of significant imbalance or without sufficient consideration, or due to unfair or anti-competitive practices (passing off, imitations, denigration, breach of non-compete obligations…), free-riding-parasitism
  • Concentrations: dominant position & notification to the competition authorities, (mergers & acquisitions, level of shareholding, specialist investment funds, joint ventures…); drafting notifications and engaging with national and EU competition authorities, coordination with corporate
  • State subsidies and potential distortion of competition (privatized public service providers; cross-subsidisation, market share…)

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