Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Camille Puech-Baron

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Senior Associate

Camille is a Senior Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Brussels office. She has over ten years of experience in EU competition law, with particular experience in the field of EU and national merger control filings (mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures), antitrust investigations (cartels and abuses of dominance cases), distribution agreements and State aid. Camille has also represented clients before the General Court of the European Union and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She has advised major international clients in a variety of sectors including, in particular, retail/consumer goods, TMT, energy, mining, financial services, and the automotive industry. Camille holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cergy-Pontoise (France), an LLM from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from ESSEC Business School (France). She is dual-qualified in France and Belgium. Camille is fluent in English and French and has a good knowledge of German, Spanish and Dutch.


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1327 Bulletin

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Kristien Geeurickx, Camille Puech-Baron, Florian Huerkamp, Nika Nonveiller The EU Commission publishes new competition rules for vertical agreements


Following a comprehensive review and consultation process, the new revised EU vertical agreements block exemption Regulation (VBER) and Guidelines have now been published and will come into force on 1 June 2022. The Commission’s stated objectives of the review process were to adjust the safe (...)

2209 Review

Camille Puech-Baron, Kyriakos Fountoukakos China/EU: The gradual evolution of the EU Commission’s merger control decisional practice towards SOEs amidst an increasingly protectionist world


This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. This article updates the article published by the authors in 2012 on the treatment of Chinese SOEs involved in acquisitions of European companies under the EU (...)

Camille Puech-Baron, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU merger regulation and transactions involving states or state-owned enterprises: Applying rules designed for the EU to the People’s Republic of China


In 2011, the European Commission cleared five concentrations involving Chinese State-owned companies under the EU Merger Regulation using rules that were primarily designed to apply to European State-owned companies and entities. The sensitivity of the issue of Chinese takeovers of European (...)

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