Michaël Cousin

Ashurst (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Michaël Cousin is a Partner at Ashurst LLP (Paris). He specialises in all aspects of French and EU competition law as well as in sectoral regulation. He has been involved in a number of complex mergers and high-profile antitrust cases before French and EU authorities and courts. His practice also covers follow-on damage actions and State aids. Michaël has an extensive experience assisting international clients in a number of sectors including energy, financial services, consumer goods, distribution and railways transport. He graduated from the universities of Warwick (UK) and Sarrebruecken (Ger.) and obtained a postgratuate degree in EC law from Paris II - Panthéon Assas where he now gives lectures. Michaël is General-Rapporteur of the French Competition Law Society (Association française d’Etude de la Concurrence).

Linked authors

JPTT & Partners (Paris)
University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Société du Grand Paris
Ashurst (London)
Ashurst (London)
MAPP (Paris)
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris
DG COMP (Brussels)

Articles

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Jean-Marie Garinot, Mary-Claude Mitchell, Michaël Cousin, Pauline Debre, Simon Corbineau-Picci Currentness of intellectual property rights and competition law (Paris, June 26th, 2015)

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The conference that took place in Paris on 26th of June, 2015 provided the opportunity to return to the actuality of intellectual property law and competition law. Simon Corbineau-Picci and Pauline Debré open the debates about the rights and duties of the holder of an essential patent to the (...)

Alain Ronzano, Alexandre Glatz, Anne-Sophie Bodin, Camille Paulhac, Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Mathilde Boudou, Michaël Cousin Comments on the Commission’s consultation related to the White Paper on the modernization of the EU merger law

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On 9 July 2014, the European Commission published its White Paper - Towards More Effective EU Merger control and invited third parties to submit comments. This White Paper mainly focuses on the control of non-controling minority shareholdgins which the Commission intends to control through a (...)

Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie, Joffrey Sigrist, Michaël Cousin, Michel Ponsard The regulation of commercial practices - A reform of the French law while waiting for the European law? (AFEC, Paris, 20 juin 2013)

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This article brings together contributions from the second panel of the AFEC’s General Assembly of 20 June 2013 in Paris dedicated to the regulation of commercial practices INTRODUCTION Jean-Patrice DE LA LAURENCIE Avocat au barreau de Paris 1. C’est un honneur dont je remercie les (...)

Catherine Vautrin, Claire Chambolle, Clémence Christin, Etienne Pfister, Marie-Laure Allain, Michaël Cousin, Serge Papin, Thierry Dahan New aspects of grocery retail sector regulation

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Both aspects of the grocery retail sector regulation, i.e. the rules on unfair behaviours and those governing the market structures have evolved in different ways since 2005. Further to the Competition Authority’s opinion of 17 December 2010 discussions moved toward the relevance of more (...)

Christophe Lemaire, David Spector, François Lévêque, Michaël Cousin, Philippe de Ladoucette, Simon Genevaz NOME act I : A legislative framework for the opening of the French electricity market

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The law establishing a New Organisation for the Electricty Market provides for a temporary regulation which aims at removing the obstacles to the development of competition on the French electricity market. Its purpose is in particular to solve the margin squeeze resulting from the difference (...)

Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin Non-contest procedure – Leniency: The French Competition Authority accepts to apply the non-contest procedure and the leniency programme outside their formal scope of application (Road signs cartel)

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Aut. conc., déc. n° 10-D-39 du 22 décembre 2010 relative à des pratiques mises en œuvre dans le secteur de la signalisation routière verticale La présente affaire, relative à un cartel de répartition des marchés publics sur le marché de la signalisation routière et à laquelle sont venues se greffer des (...)

Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin Inspections : The European Court of Human Rights censures the French inspections regime which existed before the ordinance of 13 November 2008 and calls the transitory regime into question (Canal Plus ; Primagaz)

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ECHR, 21 December 2010, Canal Plus a.o. v. France, 29408/08 ECHR, 21 December 2010, Primagaz v. France, 29613/08 Les arrêts Canal Plus et Primagaz de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme («CEDH») seront probablement lourds de conséquences dans les contentieux en cours qui ont donné lieu, à (...)

Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin Failure to comply with commitments: The French Competition Authority fines for the first time failure to comply with commitments in the context of a non contest procedure (Neopost/Satas)

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Aut. conc., déc. n° 10-D-21 du 30 juin 2010 relative au respect, par les sociétés Neopost France et Satas, des engagements pris dans la décision du Conseil de la concurrence n° 05-D-49 du 25 juillet 2005 La décision Neopost c/ Satas est la première par laquelle l’AdlC sanctionne le non-respect (...)

Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin Passing-on defence: The Court of Cassation cancels a decision of the Court of Appeal refusing the “passing-on defence” (Ajinomoto Eurolysine/Doux aliments Bretagne e.a.)

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Cass. com., 15 juin 2010, Ajinomoto Eurolysine c/ Doux aliments Bretagne e.a., n° 09-15816 Alors que cette fin d’année est marquée par la relance au niveau communautaire des débats sur l’action privée (v. not. J. Alumnia, “Common standards for group claims across the EU”, Speech 10/554 du 15 oct. (...)

Catherine Hammon, Christophe Lemaire, Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Michaël Cousin, Nigel Parr, Pierre-Alain Jeanneney Market Regulators: Towards a better institutional and procedural framework?

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The multiplication of "market authorities" - competition authorities and sectoral regulators - and the development of their means of action on the market raise the question of the coherence and the convergence of the institutional and procedural framework in which they operate. After a general (...)

Michaël Cousin Potential competition: Some legal thougts on an economic notion

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1. Comme le montrent les réflexions en cours au sujet d’une approche plus économique de l’article 82 CE ou du contrôle des aides d’État, les autorités de concurrence sont confrontées à la nécessité constante de faire correspondre la règle de droit à la règle de raison économique. Le (...)

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