Christine Jorns

Hewlett Packard (Geneva)
Senior Counsel

Christine Jorns is Senior Counsel Competition Law responsible for competition law in the EMEA region at Hewlett Packard. Previously, Ms. Jorns was an associate at Herbert Smith Freehills’s Paris Competition group. She is a solicitor admitted in England and Wales (2008) and a graduate of King’s College London (LL.B. "Law with German Law") and BPP Law School. Christine holds a Ph.D. in EU competition law from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to relocating to Paris, Christine worked at the firm’s London office and served as a stagiaire at DG Competition in Brussels. Her practice focuses on all aspects EU and UK competition law, including merger control, anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant position, as well as general EU law. Christine is bilingual in German and English and speaks fluent French. She has published a monograph on the relationship between Article 82 EC and intellectual property rights, and co-edits "Leniency Regimes", a jurisdictional comparison of leniency regimes world-wide.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)

Articles

5819 Bulletin

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French competition authority clears, subject to conditions, the acquisition of one of its main competitors by a major French spirits manufacturer after in-depth investigation (Compagnie Financière de Prise de Participations / Quartier Français Spiritueux)

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In case no. 11-DCC-187 the French competition authority (FCA) examined the acquisition by COFEPP, a major French spirits manufacturer, of Quartier Français Spiritueux (QFS), one of its main competitors in the area. The transaction was cleared subject to conditions on 13 December 2011, the (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Competition Council holds that a refusal to continue a commercial relationship with a distributor constituted no abuse of economic dependence and provided clarifications regarding the scope of protection of third parties’ business secrets (Concurrence/Sony - Philips)

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Background The Competition Council ("Council") rejected a complaint brought by retailer Concurrence against Sony, as well as Philips. The present case arose out of Sony’s decision in late 2007 to end all commercial relations with Concurrence, a Paris electronics retailer who had been litigating (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Competition Council rejects a request for interim measures relating to alleged anti-competitive practices between a joint venture a and one of its parent companies on port facilities (AP Moller-Maersk / Port of Le Havre)

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Background This case arose out of the "Port 2000" initiative, a project which was initiated in the 1990s with the aim of tripling the capacity of the port at Le Havre by adding new berths and several terminals. Global shipping company AP Moller-Maersk ("APMM") and Perrigault group, a French (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Minister of Economy readopts its authorisation decision of the merger between two French home appliances manufacturers after it was quashed by the Administrative Supreme Court (SEB / Moulinex)

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Background. When Moulinex was put into administration in 2001 competitor SEB was conditionally retained by the judicial administrators as the most suitable purchaser for Moulinex’ manufacturing sites and trading subsidiaries in France, Spain, Germany and several non-EU countries, subject to (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Competition Council concludes, based on an ex post assessment, that a merger in the small electric household equipment market does not reveal any competition concerns, confirming its earlier opinion (SEB / Moulinex)

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I. Background When Moulinex was put into administration in 2001 competitor SEB was conditionally retained by the judicial administrators as the most suitable purchaser for Moulinex‘ manufacturing sites and trading subsidiaries in France, Spain, Germany and several non-EU countries, subject to (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Supreme Aministrative Court rejects the Ministry of Economics’s application of the failing firm defence and annuls the authorisation of the intended merger between two home appliances manufacturers (Philips)

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Background. When Moulinex was put into administration in 2001 competitor SEB submitted, amongst others, an offer to purchase Moulinex’ manufacturing sites and trading subsidiaries in France, Spain, Germany and several non-EU countries. SEB was conditionally retained by the judicial (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Ministry of economics unconditionally authorises the proposed acquisition of a French home appliances manufacturer’s assets by a competitor under the failing firm defence (SEB / Moulinex)

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Background. When Moulinex was put into administration in 2001 competitor SEB submitted, amongst others, an offer to purchase Moulinex ’ manufacturing sites and trading subsidiaries in France, Spain, Germany and several non-EU countries. SEB was conditionally retained by the judicial (...)

Christine Jorns, Sergio Sorinas The French Competition Council advises that the proposed acquisition of the French assets of an appliance manufacturer by one of its competitors should be authorised unconditionally since it does not lead to a strengthening of a dominant position and falls under the failing firm defence (SEB / Moulinex)

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The French Competition Council advises that the proposed acquisition by SEB of Moulinex’ French assets should be authorised unconditionally since it does not lead to a strengthening of a dominant position and, in any event, falls under the failing firm defence (SEB / Moulinex) Background. When (...)

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