Laurent François-Martin

Fidal (Lille)
Lawyer (Partner)

Laurent François-Martin, admitted to Paris and Brussels Bars, specialized in EU and French competition law, is Partner at Fidal (Lille). He previously worked at DS Avocats. He advises companies regarding antitrust issues (dawnraids, proceedings before the European Commission and the EU Courts and before the French “Autorité de la concurrence” and the French courts, compliance programmes, claims for damages), distribution networks, merger control or State aids. From 1990 to 2002, he was competition in-house counsel with AIR FRANCE (AF recapitalization, notification of airlines alliances, various issues concerning slots, airports issues, computer reservation system ...). He is also a speaker in various seminars in competition law (European Competition Forum (Brussels), French Civil Aviation school, Development Institute International, Euroforum, Chamber of commerce, professionals associations ...) and has written articles in different newspapers (Concurrences, Journal des sociétiés, Larcier, Les Echos, Option Finance, The European Lawyer…).

Linked authors

Oxera (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Fidal (Brussels)

Articles

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Laurent François-Martin Civil action: The Paris Commercial Court repeats its injonction to communicate certain documents of the Competition Authority’s file, the victim being able to prove the importance of these documents to exercice his right to self Defense only once these documents have been officially transferred to the Court (Ma liste de courses/HighCo)

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Le 24 août dernier, la 15ème chambre du tribunal de commerce de Paris avait enjoint à l’Autorité de la concurrence de produire les pièces d’une procédure qui s’était soldée par une décision d’acceptation d’engagements. L’Autorité de la concurrence avait demandé la rétractation de l’injonction de (...)

Laurent François-Martin Qualification of the sanction : The Paris Court of Appeal overturns the Competition Authority’s decision for failing to individualize the sanctions imposed on several undertakings involved in an agreement (Parfums)

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CA Paris, 26 janvier 2012, « Parfums », RG n° 10/23945 Suite à deux renvois après cassation, la Cour d’appel de Paris se prononce à nouveau dans l’affaire de l’entente sur les prix entre 13 fabricants de parfums et les 3 chaines nationales de distribution. L’Autorité de la concurrence est épinglée sur (...)

Laurent François-Martin Regulation in the motor vehicle sector: The European Commission adopted regulation no. 461/2010 on the application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector

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Regulation no. 461/2010 on the application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector On May 27, 2010, the European Commission adopted regulation no. 461/2010 on the application of Article (...)

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