Bernard Geneste

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

As a former judge for administrative courts, Bernard GENESTE was first a member of the Tribunal administratif (administrative court of first instance) of Versailles (1981-1987) before joining the Cour administrative d’appel of Paris (administrative court of appeal) (1990-1991). He is a former hearing officer of the French Competition Council (1986-1990) and a former legal secretary of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (1991-1995). He was also appointed Director of legal affairs for the Regional Council of Ile-de-France (1995-1996). He joined the bar in 1996. He started as a lawyer with Price Waterhouse Legal and Tax (September 1996) - now Landwell - where he was in charge of the creation of the department for Competition law and European affairs and was co-opted as a partner in July 2000. He joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in September 2002 and is part of the "Europe, Competition, Economic regulations, Customs" Department. With specific qualifications (Mentions de specialisation) in EC law and Public law, Bernard Geneste’s intervenes in all issues related to EC and Competition law. Counselling the health product industry represents an important part of his work. He is for instance Counsel for Ferring’s laboratory. He is a senior lecturer for several universities and the author of numerous articles in his fields of expertise. His publications include two reference books about French and EC Competition law (Eyrolles, 1991) as well as "Le Droit communautaire de la Concurrence" (Vuibert, 1993).

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CMS (London)
CMS Belgium (Brussels)
CMS (London)
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne


3778 Review

Bernard Geneste, Claire Vannini Tax and competition: A State aid analysis


If interrelations between tax and competition have always been numerous, the provisions of the EC Treaty related to State aids give rise to new and particularly complex questions. Whilst these questions have gradually grown in importance, the boundaries of a tax measure likely to be classified (...)

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