Clémence Barraud

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Lawyer (Associate)

Clémence Barraud is an Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. She studied at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). She holds a Master of European Business Law from the University Paris II and graduated from the Collège and Ecole de Droit of Paris II. She has trained in the Competition, Regulation and Trade groups of Herbert Smith Freehills in Paris and London, gaining experience in French, UK and EU Competition law with particular focus on anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, merger control and state aid.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
White & Case (Paris)


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Clémence Barraud, Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas 300.GUPPI Test : The French Competition Authority clears a merger arising from the conclusion of a distribution agreement in the milk sector and applies the GUPPI test (Orlait / Terra Lacta)


By decision of 17 April 2014, the Authority authorised the acquisition by Orlait, a subsidiary of Candia, itself a subsidiary of Sodiaal, of exclusive control of the long-life drinking milk business of the Terra Lacta cooperative. The decision is noteworthy both for the analysis of the (...)

Clémence Barraud, Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Phase I : The French Competition Authority clears again, further to the annulment of its previous decision by the French Supreme Administrative Court, the acquisition of two free TV channels by a group active in the pay TV sector subject to revised commitments (Vivendi, Canal Plus / Direct 8, Direct Star, Direct Productions, Direct Digital, Bolloré Intermédia)


Perhaps the latest in a long series of decisions concerning Canal Plus Group, the Authority’s decision dated April 2, 2014 once again authorizes, subject to enhanced undertakings, the acquisition by Vivendi and Canal Plus Group (hereinafter "GCP") of exclusive control of D8, D17, Direct (...)

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