Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Paris)

Patrick Hubert

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Paris)

Patrick Hubert is a Paris-based partner in the Antitrust & Competition group of Orrick. He brings decades of legal experience and innovation in both private practice and government, with experience ranging from acting as chief of staff to the French Minister of Justice, to being general counsel and chief investigator with the French competition authority, and from acting as a judge with the Conseil d’Etat (French Supreme Administrative Court) to even publishing a paper as a cell biologist (when very young). This breadth of experience has allowed him to become a leading authority in the field of antitrust, but his background helps him borrow ideas from anywhere – finding imaginative solutions for the legal and business challenges his clients face. Patrick has long been a trailblazer in his field. For example, years before private compliance programs became commonplace, Patrick persuaded his clients to dedicate resources to compliance policies, thus being one of the first to encourage proactive rather than strictly reactive actions. In France, he was one of the first to launch antitrust recovery claims and to work on a private standalone claim, without any precedent from the regulator. Acting on the plaintiff side, he obtained the highest fine ever imposed on a dominant company, a record that has remained unchallenged so far. He is currently handling private claims totaling more than 5 billion euro, advising global tech companies and other multinationals in French and EU competition matters, including merger control filings, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, state aid and compliance work, as well as private damages actions before the French courts. In addition, he serves as vice chairman of the competition commission of the International Chamber of Commerce and chairs its merger control working party.

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Lars Mesenbrink, Patrick Hubert, Marie-Laure Combet, Malik Idri, Pietro Merlino The EU Commission adopts new Regulations and Guidelines for horizontal cooperation and provides details on the exemption requirements for sustainability agreements and information exchange


On 1 June 2023, the EU Commission has announced the adoption of updated Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations on Research and Development (R&D) and Specialization agreements (HBERs) and revised Horizontal Guidelines. HBERs exclude certain horizontal agreements from the scope of Art. (...)

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Elise Durand, Patrick Hubert Mitigating antitrust risks in M&A deals


The principles developed by the EU courts in relation to liability for competition law infringements may potentially create important risks for companies in the framework of their M&A transactions. For this reason, antitrust due diligences have become an essential tool allowing companies (...)

Marie-Laure Combet, Patrick Hubert Exploitative abuse: The end of the Paradox ?


Whilst the prohibition of exploitative abuse - in particular, of excessive pricing - is normally the most protective of consumers, it is the least frequently prosecuted offence. This paradox, which is justified by the existence of strong conceptual objections and practical difficulties, may (...)

Anne le Strat, Emmanuel Glaser, Patrick Hubert, Phillipe Leroy, Pinault Michel Conference - Public authorities and competition : Reasons and limits of public bodies acting as economic undertakings (Round Table II - Paris, 7 May 2010)


Reasons and limits of public bodies acting as economic undertakings Michel PINAULT Public authorities, through their power both as potential producers of goods and services and as purchasers of these same goods, are in a fairly central position in the competitive game in our country and (...)



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