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Bruno Lasserre

Commission for access to administrative documents - CADA (Paris)

Bruno Lasser is the President of the Commission for access to administrative documents since September 2022. From 2018 to January 2022, he was the Vice-President of the French State Council and from 2009 to 2016, President of the Competition Authority. 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 a 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.

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Bruno Lasserre 8 September 2021 Paris & Online
Bruno Lasserre - New frontiers of antitrust 2015
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Bruno Lasserre - Merger Control Regimes Worldwide 2014
Bruno Lasserre 19 December 2014 Paris


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Bruno Lasserre ’Policeman’ or arbitrator?


The opinions, sector enquiries, recommendations and practical guides published by the Competition Authority are increasingly used to guide behaviour and promote a competition culture. Together with enforcement, this advocacy activity is now essential to the effective defence of economic public (...)

Bruno Lasserre Petit manuel irrévérencieux d’économie, Emmanuel COMBE


This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of (...)

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)


Innovation today is shifting the established positions of a growing number of companies and industries. There is no shortage of qualifiers to underline the power of this phenomenon: drastic innovation, destabilising innovation, disruptive innovation, radical innovation, disruptive innovation. (...)

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)


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)


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?


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)


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 & EC Regulation 1/2003 10 years after: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)


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)


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 (1948-2012)


This foreword is an In Memoriam of Mrs. Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen. "She has just left us and we are already aware of the place she occupied among us, the imprint she leaves, the example she gives us. It was Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen that everyone was thinking of, with emotion, as they (...)

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)


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)


Marie-Dominique HAGELSTEEN The first round table was entitled "Competition policy and other public policies: how to reconcile them in the making of laws? "addresses an original and relatively undeveloped theme, that of the relationship between competition policy and other public policies. (...)

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)


Enquêtes sectorielles : Complément ou substitut de l’action des autorités de concurrence ? Introduction générale 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, (...)

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)


Since its creation in 2004, the journal Concurrences has been organizing a colloquium. The topics covered have naturally been varied: from the adaptation of the French system to Regulation 1/2003 to the place of competition in the Treaty of Lisbon, through banking and finance issues and the (...)

Bruno Lasserre Settlement proceedings before the French Competition Council


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)


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:
A case by case approach


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 (...)


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