Igor Simic

Bredin Prat (Paris)
Partner

Igor Simic is a partner in the Competition and European Law practice group of Bredin Prat. Before he was in the Competition and European Law practice group of Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier. He is particularly recognized for his antitrust law experience in the bank industry, and in representing large industrial enterprises in major cartel investigations and cases. Mr. Simic is a member of the Paris Bar since 2000. He graduated from the European College of Bruges (1997) and from the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg (1996), where he received a distinction in international and European law. Languages: French, English and Serbian.

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Articles

14070 Bulletin

Igor Simic, Natasha A. Moskvina The French Competition Authority accepts commitments offered as part of the negotiated settlement procedure in a minimum retail price maintenance case (Cie Financière et de Participation Roullier)

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Background Compagnie Financière et de Participation Roullier (“CFPR”) mainly produces agricultural supplies, and is also active in agrochemicals and food production. CFPR produces licking salt blocks (“LSB”) for farm animals, which are particularly profitable products. CFPR’s clients are (...)

Igor Simic, Natasha A. Moskvina The French Competition Council condemns practices restricting prices for medical services provided in public hospitals (Anatomic and Cyto Pathology services)

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Anatomic pathologists and cytopathologists examine cells and tissues to diagnose disease. Such physicians provide services to public hospitals pursuant to negotiated agreements or winning bids. To practice, physicians must join the National Medical Authority, and register with the Authority’s (...)

6127 Review

Igor Simic, Quentin Colombier Failing firm defence: The French Competition Authority applies, for the first time, the failing firm defence in the context of a merger involving two companies in the furniture sector (Mobilux / Conforama)

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For the record, the Mobilux Group [hereinafter "Mobilux"] had notified the European Commission of its plan to acquire the acquisition of the Conforama group’s business [hereinafter "Conforama"] in France in 2020. At the request of of Mobilux, the Commission had referred the examination of this (...)

Igor Simic, Quentin Colombier Gun jumping: The French Competition Autority sanctions a company active in the sector of production and distribution of spirits both for lack of prior notification and early implementation of a concentration while drawing inspiration from European case law by deciding that paragraphs I. and II. of article L. 430-8 C. com. enshrine two distinct obligations and pursue independent objectives (Cofepp / MBWS)

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For the record, the company Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de Participation [hereinafter "Cofepp" had, in the case under analysis, undertaken a gradual a gradual rapprochement with the company Marie Brizard Brizard Wine & Spirits [hereinafter "MBWS"] as of June 2015, by increasing (...)

Quentin Colombier, Igor Simic Relevant markets: The French Competition Authority for the first time examines the operations of the formal childcare sector in the context of a merger between companies operating their own network of private crèches (Grandir)

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In this case, the Grandir group ("Grandir") had notified to the French Competition Authority (the "Authority") of its plan to acquire acquisition of Crèche Attitude, a subsidiary of the Sodexo Sodexo group ("Sodexo"). To the extent that both Grandir and Crèche Attitude operated their own private (...)

Igor Simic, Quentin Colombier Market for organic products: The French Competition Authority recognizes for the first time the existence of a market for organic products, and authorizes the acquisition of 100 stores specializing in the retail distribution of organic products by a company in the food retailing sector, subject to the sale of 8 stores (Bio c’ Bon / Carrefour)

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Organic products sector - Waiver of the suspensive effect - Commitments: The French Competition Authority recognizes for the first time the existence of a market for organic products, and authorizes the acquisition of 100 stores specialized in the retail distribution of organic products by a (...)

Emmanuel Combe, Francesco Rosati, Igor Simic The passing-on defence theory

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This set of three papers are derived from the training session on the “Passing on defence” organized by Concurrences Review that has held on 5th July 2011 in Paris. The first contribution written by the economist Emmanuel Combe is dedicated to the definition of the fundamental notions. The second (...)

Anne Perrot, David Sevy, Igor Simic Oligopolies with homogeneous products

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This set of three papers are derived from the training session on oligopolies with homogeneous products organised by Concurrences Review and held on 21st January 2010 in Paris. The first paper is a short introduction by Prof. Anne Perrot aimed at briefly introducing the relevant notions. The (...)

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