Christophe Roquilly

EDHEC (Lille)

Christophe Roquilly (PhD) is a tenured Professor of Business Law at EDHEC Business School (France), and the Director of the Legal EDHEC Research Centre. His primary teaching and research interests are corporate law, intellectual property law and competition law. Christophe Roquilly is now dedicating his research to the relationships between law and strategy. He has written numerous articles in both French and foreign law journals, and has presented his research during French and international conferences, for both academics and practitioners. Christophe Roquilly is leading the Legal Performance chronicle for the French review La Loi-Les Petites Affiches. He has held a range of managerial positions at EDHEC Business School: Chair of the Legal Department, Dean for Faculty Development, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programmes.

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EDHEC (Lille)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Paris)
European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA)
Hausfeld (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Saint-Gobain (Paris)


Christophe Roquilly, Professeur à l'Edhec, Directeur du centre de recherche LegalEdhec — Paris, 3 juin 2014 © Concurrences
Christophe Roquilly 3 June 2014 Paris


9894 Bulletin

Christophe Roquilly The French Court of cassation rules that the Paris Court of appeals has not given a legal basis to its judgement confirming the NCA decision having put an end to an exclusive distribution agreement on the mobile phone market (Apple iPhone)


Further to an agreement with Apple company, Orange became the exclusive carrier service provider and exclusive iPhone wholesaler over the French territory. Bouygues Télécom referred the matter to the French Competition Authority which ruled that this agreement seriously and immediately undermined (...)

Christophe Roquilly The Paris Court of First Instance considers that a leading online auctions website must benefit from the “host” legal status created under French Law for online platforms (L’Oréal / eBay)


eBay Inc., technical host of the website, eBay International, which runs the services proposed on, eBay Europe, which is the co-contractor of sellers and buyers (located in the EU) on eBay, eBay France, which is the advertising agency and the contact of French internet users of (...)

Christophe Roquilly The Paris Commercial Court orders a search engine and an online advertiser to pay damages to a company whose name and domain name have both been used in the Adwords program (Cobrason / Google, Home Ciné Solutions)


Google France and Home Ciné Solutions (HCS) have been sued in France by Cobrason before the Commercial Court (Tribunal de commerce) of Paris. Cobrason claims that HCS is using both its company title (Cobrason) and its domain name ( in the form of keywords it had purchased from (...)

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