Nest Avocats (Paris)

Eric David

Nest Avocats (Paris)

Eric David is a founding partner of Nest Avocats, a boutique firm dedicated to competition and compliance. He previously was counsel at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frenkel in Paris. His practice focuses on all aspects of European law and (European and French) competition law : antitrust cases, compliance and dawn raid programs, state aid, merger filing procedures, as well as the coordination of multijurisdictional filings. Furthermore, he advises on trade agreements and has a strong experience on commercial litigation. His expertise mainly lies in the energy, banking and financial services, services (facility management, advertising, temporary employment), research and development, new technologies, pharmaceutical, construction industry, chemicals and automobile and automotive sectors. He also works with clients in the luxury goods, hotel industry, consumer goods and media sectors.


23093 Bulletin

Eric David The Paris Court of Appeal refuses to cancel an alleged anticompetitive purchase price agreement between social landlords on account of absence of anticompetitive effect (Fédération des promoteurs immobiliers des Alpes/Pluralis)


The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed a judgment of the Lyon Civil Court and dismissed FEDERATION DES PROMOTEURS IMMOBILIERS DES ALPES (Federation of real estate developers in the Alps) and SARL PATRICK GAILLARD ET ASSOCIÉS (a real estate developer) claims. The claimants ask the Court to state (...)

Eric David The Paris Court of Appeal orders a tobacco supplier to pay damages of almost €127M to two distributors for lost profits as a result of resale price maintenance agreements (Lorillard / AVGR / Lagache)


The Paris Court of Appeal ordered LORILLARD, head of the LORENOVE concession network, to pay to two of its dealers (AVGR and LAGACHE), belonging to the same group of companies, respectively the sums of €62,952.93 and €64,021.58 for having imposed resale prices on them from 2010 to 2013. Dealers (...)

Eric David The Paris Court of Appeal overturns criminal sentences on the grounds that the undertakings did not play a decisive role and that the collusion did not produce a significant effect (AP-HP)


In France, infractions of the rules on public procurement constitute the competition violations most frequently penalised both by the competition authorities and by the criminal judge. In the case examined, the incriminated behaviour was, however, somewhat different to the collusion usually (...)

15873 Review

Eric David Criminal sanctions for violation of antitrust law in France


Since the entry into force of Order No. 86-1243 of 1 December 1986, criminal sanctions have had an ancillary function in France in the repression and deterrence of anti-competitive practices. Administrative sanctions imposed by the Competition Council are the main tool used to combat such (...)

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