Marguerite de La Droitière

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Marguerite is an associate at Skadden in Brussels. She holds a Master of European Business Law from the University Paris II (France). She won the Wolters Kluwer Competition Law Moot Court in 2013. Her main research interests include Distribution Law, Contract Law and Restrictive trade practices. Marguerite speaks French, English, and Spanish.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)


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Marguerite de La Droitière The French Civil Supreme Court misinterprets the Pierre Fabre ECJ jurisprudence and quashes a distribution agreement provision on the basis of Article 101 TFEU (Pierre Fabre Dermo / Cosmétique)


In a decision issued on September 24, 2013, the French Court of Cassation decided a case about vertical restraints involving Pierre Fabre dermo-cosmétique (PFDC) and three of its distributors: Caribéenne de diététique et santé (CDS), Compagnie de diététique du marin (CDM) and Martinique alimentation (...)

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Marguerite de La Droitière, Sergio Sorinas Abandonment of a merger: Two important suppliers of oil services abandon their contemplated merger following the Commission’s opening of a phase II investigation (Halliburton / Baker Hughes)


Halliburton and Baker Hughes, respectively the world’s second and third largest oil service providers, announced in November 2014 their intention to move closer together. According to the notification of the transaction to the European Commission of 27 November 2015, Halliburton would have (...)

Marguerite de La Droitière, Sergio Sorinas Non-compliance with commitments: The French Competition Authority fines a non-compliance with commitments related to the divestiture of a subsidiary in La Reunion and Mayotte which had been adopted after a merger in the telecommunications sector (SFR / Altice)


By a decision dated October 30, 2014 (Decision No. 14-DCC-160, Altice / SFR), the French Competition Authority authorized the acquisition of sole control of SFR by the Altice group, subject to the implementation of a number of commitments, including the commitment to divest the mobile telephony (...)

Marguerite de La Droitière, Sergio Sorinas Judicial review: The French Administrative Supreme Court establishes the obligation to disclose alternative commitments in relation to a merger clearance to third parties (Totalgaz / UGI Bordeaux Holding)


By a decision of 15 May 2015 (Decision No 15-DCC-53, UGI Bordeaux Holding / Totalgaz), the Competition Authority approved the acquisition of sole control of Totalgaz ("Totalgaz") by UGI Bordeaux Holding ("UGI") after a phase I procedure, subject to the implementation of commitments. These (...)

Marguerite de La Droitière, Sergio Sorinas Failure to notify: The French Administrative Supreme Court reduces the amount of the fine imposed on the Castel Group for failure to notify a merger (Castel Frères / Patriarche)


In the course of investigating a case, the Competition Authority became aware of a merger between the Castel group and the Patriarche group. However, such a transaction had not been notified to the Authority’s services. Following exchanges between the Authority and the parties, the parties (...)

Marguerite de La Droitière, Sergio Sorinas Risk of market foreclosure: The European Commission clears a transaction between a software supplier and an IT company after an analysis of the market foreclosure concerns (Dell / EMC)


On February 29, 2016, the Commission approved the acquisition of control of EMC by Dell. The clearance decision was adopted following a Phase I review without commitments. Dell is a U.S. company, active in the development, sale and repair of computers and related products, such as storage (...)

Marguerite de La Droitière, Sergio Sorinas Judicial review: The French Administrative Supreme Court dismisses an action for annulment of a French Competition Authority decision related to the acquisition of malls by Carrefour (Carrefour / Unibail-Rodamco)


By a decision dated November 13, 2014 (decision no. 14-DCC-164, Carrefour / Unibail-Rodamco), the French Competition Authority has authorized the acquisition by Carrefour of a portfolio of six shopping malls from Unibail-Rodamco, and in particular the purchase of the Bab 2 shopping mall located (...)

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