French Competition Authority (Paris)

Irène Luc

French Competition Authority (Paris)
Vice President

Irène Luc began as a judge in february 1990 in Tulle. In 1992, she joined the Ministry of Justice, where she remained until 1996, as a MACJ, in the Criminal Affairs Directorate, in the Economic and Financial Legislation Office. In 1996, she joined the French Competition Council, where she successively has hold the positions of case handler, European affairs officer, deputy case handler and head of the legal department until 2011, when the Council became the French Competition Authority. In 2011, she was assigned to the Paris Court of Appeal in Chambers 5-4 and 5-7, and became President of Chamber 5-4 of this Court in 2016. This chamber centralizes appeals concerning private actions in competition matters, as well as actions by the Minister of the Economy in matters of restrictive competition practices. Chamber 5-4 is also specialized in the distribution sector. She was appointed vice president of the French Competition Authority in April 2019. She practiced as an associate professor at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin from 2016 to 2019 and still teaches competition law there, as a lecturer. She has been a member of the CADA college from 2009 to 2019. She was also an expert at the CNC from 2000 to 2017 and has been teaching competition law at the Panthéon Assas faculty as a lecturer from 2008 to 2016. She wrote numerous articles, participated in many conferences and works on competition law and is a regular speaker at the ENM.

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Emmanuelle Claudel, Nicolas Ferrier, Patrice Bougette, Frédéric Marty, Florence Ninane, Noemie Bomble, Irène Luc, Andreas Mundt, Olivier Guersent, Marion Carbo, Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson, Sima Ostrovsky, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves Perspectives on the proposed reform of the Vertical Restraints Regulation and its Guidelines


The On-Topic aims to present a range of views on the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Vertical Restraints Regulation and its Guidelines. The contributors are representatives of the European Commission and competition authorities, practitioners, legal researchers and economists. (...)

Muriel Chagny, Nicolas Guérin, Irène Luc, Stanislas Martin, Anne Wachsmann The settlement procedure: Which enforcement in France? (Rendez-Vous de l’Autorité - Paris, October 2nd, 2018)


Three years after the introduction of the settlement procedure into the tools available to the Competition Authority, the Authority was able to witness the success and the very strong development of this procedure, with companies increasingly soliciting its application. Before the adoption of (...)

Alain Gauvin, Irène Luc, Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Maurice Nussenbaum, Muriel Chagny What attractiveness of competition law at the date of reforms? (Competition’s interviews: New competitive opportunities before ordinary courts, October 18, 2016)


The third edition of “Entretiens de la concurrence”, focusing on the new economic and legal opportunities before ordinary courts, aimed to emphasise on the specific nature and assets of those jurisdictions in competition law. Having to implement competition law rules in a globalized economy, (...)

Anne Outin-Adam, Claire Favre, Emmanuelle Claudel, Irène Luc The competition between institutions and civil actions : What articulation is optimal? (Antitrust damages actions in France and in Europe : Current situation and upcoming changements, Paris, 13 May 2014)


Many institutions are interested in the civil actions of anticompetitive practices. The question of their optimal articulation is particularly sensitive and requires different answers depending on whether the civil action comes after the litigation before the Competition Authority or stands (...)

Fabien Zivy, Irène Luc Procedural fairness before the French Competition Authority


The roundtables organized earlier this year by the Competition Committee of the OECD have shown that competition authorities share the common goal of ensuring the fairness of their procedures, but also that the legal and practical means of achieving this procedural fairness may legitimately (...)



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