Bruno Lasserre

French State Council (Paris)
Councillor of State

Bruno Lasserre, is a Conseiller d’Etat (councillor of State) and former French Competition Authority President. He joined the Conseil d’Etat - the French supreme administration court - in 1978 after the ENA. Between 1989 and 1997, he served as Director general of posts and telecoms. During this tenure, he developed and implemented a comprehensive reform of the regulatory framework of the French telecoms sector, culminating in full liberalisation and establishment of an independent regulatory authority. He returned to the Conseil d’Etat in 1998 as a full time member, where he served between 2001 and 2004 as Deputy chairman of the litigation chamber. After serving as member of the French Conseil de la concurrence (1998-2004), and then as President of the institution (2004-2009), he pushed through a fundamental reform that transformed it into the Autorité de la concurrence, in charge of merger review and competition advocacy in addition to antitrust. He chaired the Autorité from 2009 to 2016. He is also a member of the Commission for the Liberation of French Growth.

Linked authors

University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Sotheby’s (Paris)
German Competition Authority (Bonn)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
DGCCRF (Paris)
Bundesgerichtshof
White & Case (Hambourg)
German Competition Authority (Bonn)

Videos

Bruno Lasserre - New frontiers of antitrust 2015
Bruno Lasserre 15 June 2015 Paris
Bruno Lasserre - Merger Control Regimes Worldwide 2014
Bruno Lasserre 19 December 2014 Paris

Articles

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Bruno Lasserre, François Lévêque, Françoise Benhamou, Frédéric Jenny, Gildas de Muizon, Harry First, Mario Siragusa, Olivier Fréget, Thibaud Simphal Disruptive innovation, law and competition (Paris, 29 January 2016)

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L’innovation déplace aujourd’hui les positions établies d’un nombre croissant d’entreprises et d’industries. Les qualificatifs ne manquent pas pour souligner la puissance de ce phénomène : innovation drastique, innovation déstabilisante, innovation perturbatrice, innovation radicale, innovation de (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Jean-François Bellis, Jed Saul Rakoff, Wouter Wils Commitment decisions: Tool of choice or poison for antitrust enforcement? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 June 2015, Paris)

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This first roundtable of the “New frontiers of Antitrust” conference, Paris, 15 June 2015, was dedicated to the commitment decisions as « tool of choice or poison » for antitrust enforcement. After an introduction of Bruno Lasserre, President of the French Competition Authority describing the (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Edouard Geffray, Marc Bourreau, Marc Lebourges, Nicolas Curien, Philippe Chantepie, Sebastien Soriano Regulating a dominant model: Economy of digital platforms (Paris, 7 April 2015)

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Platform regulation means adapting general laws to the digitalisation of the economy, whether general law concerns consumer protection, contracts between commercial partners, competition or data protection, rather than extending telecom rules which should on the contrary only apply to networks (...)

Bruno Lasserre Ten years later: What future for the European Competition Network?

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While in the first decade of its existence, the ECN managed to prove its indeniable success through reaching its initial objectives of coherence and convergence, it is important for the following years to be an opportunity to go even further. The ECN still has to deepen the link between the (...)

Alexander Italianer, Bruno Lasserre, Louis Vogel, Marc Jaeger Exchange of confidential information in private competition law enforcement (10 ans d’application du règlement 1/2003 et de la loi luxembourgeoise relative à la concurrence, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 6 juin 2014)

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This collection of articles broaches the sensitive topic regarding exchange of confidential information in private competition law enforcement. Issues deriving from this subject were tackled at the roundtable moderated by the President of the EU General Court, M. Marc Jaeger, on the occasion (...)

Andreas Mundt, Bruno Lasserre, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Peter Freeman, Wouter Wils European Competition Network: 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)

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This third roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to “European Competition Network 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy?”. The objectives for the authors of this roundtable (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Damien Geradin, Isabelle Falque Pierrotin, Monika Kuschewsky Personal data: Will competition law collide with privacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013)

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This second roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 22th of February 2013) was dedicated to « Personal data: Will competition law collide with privacy?». Bruno Lasserre author of the first contribution and President of the French Competition Authority provides us with the (...)

Bruno Lasserre In memoriam: Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen

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This foreword is an In Memoriam of Mrs. Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen. « Elle vient à peine de nous quitter et nous prenons déjà conscience de la place qu’elle occupait parmi nous, de l’empreinte qu’elle laisse, de l’exemple qu’elle nous donne ». C’est à Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen que chacun pensait, avec (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Cecilio Madero Villarejo, François Brunet, Oliver Bethell TR I - Compliance Programs: How efficient are they really? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 10 February 2012)

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This first roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust”, Paris, 10 February 2012, was dedicated to the compliance programs and how efficient are they really. In the first paper, President Lasserre shares the experiment of the French Competition Authority in this area. Cecilio Madero (...)

Bruno Deffains, Bruno Lasserre, Elisabeth Lamure, Lowri Evans, Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen Conference - Public authorities : Mitigating competition concerns and other public interests for MPs (Round table I - Paris, 7 May 2010)

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Marie-Dominique HAGELSTEEN La première table ronde intitulée « politique de concurrence et autres politiques publiques : comment les concilier lors de l’élaboration des lois ? » aborde un thème original et relativement peu développé, celui des relations entre la politique de concurrence et les autres (...)

Alexander Gee, Bruno Lasserre, Charlotte Lousberg, Ian Forrester, Nadia Calvino, Nicolas Petit, Peter Freeman Sector inquiries: Complements or substitutes for antitrust enforcement? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference, 15th February 2010)

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Sector inquiries: Complements or substitutes for antitrust enforcement? General introduction Frédéric JENNY President, OECD Competition Committee President of the International board of the Review Concurrences Professor, Co-Director of the Centre Européen de Droit et d’Economie, ESSEC, Paris (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Claude Lazarus, Francis Amand, Frédéric Jenny, Jean Courtial, Laurence Idot, Stanislas Martin, Thomas Hoehn Conference: Merger remedies under the new French regime (Paris, 18 12 2008)

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Depuis sa création en 2004, la revue Concurrences organise un colloque. Les thèmes abordés ont naturellement été variés : de l’adaptation du système français au règlement n° 1/2003 à la place de la concurrence dans le traité de Lisbonne en passant par les questions de banque et de finance et la réforme (...)

Bruno Lasserre, David Sevy, David Tayar, Jacques-Philippe Gunther, Laurence Idot Conference: EC and French antitrust negotiated proceedings - "Transaction" & Commitments

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Présentation Laurence Idot Professeur, Universtité Paris II, Collège européen Directeur du Comité scientifique de Concurrences 1. C’est en qualité de responsable du comité scientifique de la revue Concurrences qu’il m’a été demandé de faire la présentation de cette matinée. J’avoue avoir en partie (...)

Bruno Lasserre Settlement proceedings before the French Competition Council

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The settlement procedure, introduced in French antitrust law in 2001, is a key component of the enforcement toolbox of the Conseil de la concurrence. While sharing some aspects with leniency, and others with commitments, it has its own logic, aimed at accelerating and simplifying procedures on (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Francis Amand, Frank D. Reh, Guillaume Cerutti, Hans-Jürgen Ruppelt, Joachim Bornkamm, Louis Vogel, Philippe Nasse, Ulf Böge SMEs and prohibited practices under the dominance threshold (2nd German-French Competition Day, Bonn, 22 September 2006)

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Introduction: In the opening speech at the second French German day of competition, Dr. Ulf Böge, president of the Bundeskartellamt (or German competition authority) insisted on the state of exchanges and on the cooperation between the two French competition authorities. Mr. Bruno Lasserre, (...)

Bruno Lasserre Justification of Exclusivity Clause:
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Bruno Lasserre presents David Bosco’s work on exclusivity obligation. It advocates more flexible antitrust authorities, therefore greater freedom for players to choose between two models of exchange organization, exclusivity or free interplay of supply and demand. Both these organization models (...)

Bruno Lasserre The French Competition Council within the European Competition Network

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Bruno LASSERRE, Président du Conseil de la concurrence Après une année de fonctionnement, le Président du Conseil de la concurrence dresse un premier bilan de l’appartenance de l’autorité de concurrence française au Réseau européen de concurrence : «Le Conseil de la concurrence dans le réseau (...)

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