Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Clémence Barraud

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
Senior Associate

Clémence Barraud is a senior associate (Avocat au Barreau de Paris and Solicitor of England and Wales) at Herbert Smith Freehills, based in London. Clémence specialises in EU, UK and French competition law and has experience working in both Paris and London. She advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including regulated sectors such as aviation and utilities. She advises a range of clients, including in the transport, technology, financial services and consumer goods sectors. She studied at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College).


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105 Bulletin

Veronica Roberts, Kristien Geeurickx, Clémence Barraud The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal sets aside the decision of the Competition Authority on MFC clauses on the grounds that it had not demonstrated any appreciable adverse effects on competition to the requisite legal standard (ComparetheMarket)


On 8 August 2022 the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) set aside the CMA’s infringement decision in its Compare The Market investigation relating to the use of wide MFN clauses. The CAT concluded that the CMA’s definition of the relevant market in the decision was materially wrong and that (...)

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Clémence Barraud, Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas 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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