White & Case (Paris)

Estelle Jegou

White & Case (Paris)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Estelle Jégou is counsel in the Competition, EU Law and Economic Regulation practice of White & Case in Paris. Estelle represents and assists clients in relation to anti-competitive practices, competition litigation, merger control, antitrust risk management and distribution. Estelle has notably conducted multi-jurisdictional antitrust investigations for major international companies and regularly advises on questions of EU competition compliance, Her experience covers a wide range of sectors including banking, consumer products, luxury goods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy and retail trade. She is a member of the French Association of Competition Law Practitioners (APDC). Before joining White & Case in 2016, Estelle worked for several years in the competition departments of two international law firms in Paris.

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1833 Bulletin

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas The Paris Court of Appeal rules on the concept of restriction by object and quashes a major decision of the French Competition Authority which imposed a €385 million fine on 11 French Banks (Crédit Lyonnais)


On 23 February 2012, the Paris Court of Appeal overturned a widely publicised decision of the French Competition Authority ("FCA"), which had imposed fines totalling €385 million on 11 French banks including the Banque de France in relation to interbank fees. Background The case centres on (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas The French Competition Authority inflicts fines for abuse of dominant position for offering loyalty rebates in the press distribution sector (Messageries Lyonnaises de Presse / Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne)


On 27 January 2009 , the French Competition Council (the "Council") fined Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne ("NMPP") and its subsidiary, Société Auxiliaire pour l’Exploitation des Messageries Transports Presse ("TP"), for abusing their dominant position on the French press (...)

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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 (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Ultra vires : The French Supreme Administrative Court rejects two appeals on the grounds of ultra vires against decisions of the Competition Authority (E. Leclerc)


By two decisions handed down on April 9, 2014, the Conseil d’Etat dismissed the appeals for abuse of power filed by the Association des centres distributeurs Edouard Leclerc (hereinafter "the ACDLec"), against the decisions of the French Competition Authority No.12-DCC-125 of August 27, 2012 (...)

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 (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Information technologies : The General Court of the European Union approves the Commission’s approach in relation to new quickly evolving and fast growing markets (Cisco Systems, Messagenet, Microsoft)


In a judgment handed down on 11 December 2013 in Case T-79/12 (Cisco Systems Inc. and others v. European Commission), the Court of First Instance of the European Union confirmed the validity of the Commission’s decision which had authorised, in phase I and without commitment, Microsoft’s (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Phase II : The French Competition Authority clears a concentration in the construction materials sector following an in-depth investigation, subject to behavioural commitment (Imerys TC assets, Bouyer-Leroux)


In a decision of July 26, 2013, the French Competition Authority authorized, subject to the implementation of commitments, the acquisition of Imerys TC’s "structural materials" assets by Bouyer-Leroux. Bouyer-Leroux and Imerys TC are two major producers of wall bricks and the two main (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Commitments: The French Competition Authority authorizes a concentration in the regional newspaper sector, conditional on commitments (Rossel, Hersant Média)


By a decision of 16 April 2013, the French Competition Authority authorised, subject to the implementation of commitments, the acquisition of the Champagne-Ardennes-Picardie Cluster. (hereinafter ’the CAP division’) of the Hersant Média group (hereinafter ’GHM’) by the Belgian press group (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Ancillary restraint: The French Competition Authority allows a concentration in the transportation sector to proceed, and declines to consider an exclusive supply agreement as an ancillary restraint (Novatrans, Charles André Group)


By a decision of 14 March 2013, the French Competition Authority authorised the acquisition of sole control of Novatrans by the Charles André Group (GCA), two companies active in the freight transport sector. Prior to 2006, Novatrans was jointly owned by SNCF, the Charles André Group, the (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Failure to notify: The General Court upholds the Commission decision imposing a EUR 20 million fine to a firm for engaging in a concentration before obtaining Commission authorisation (Electrabel/Commission)


On 12 December 2012, the Court of First Instance confirmed the Commission’s decision imposing a fine of €20 million on Electrabel for having acquired sole control of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR) without prior authorisation from the Commission. This case, which is emblematic because of (...)

Estelle Jegou, Sergio Sorinas Notion of control: The French Competition Authority sheds useful light on the type of control that may be held by the leader of a distribution network over members of that network (E. Leclerc)


Aut. conc. dec. no. 12-DCC-125 of 27 August 2012 relating to the joint takeover of 28 food-dominated retail stores by the Union des Coopérateurs d’Alsace and the Association des Centres Distributeurs E.Leclerc In the present case, the competitive analysis did not raise any particular (...)


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