Pierre Honoré is Partner within the Competition team at Bredin Prat, and the head of the firm’s Brussels office. He regularly represents clients before the French and European courts and competition authorities, in particular in cartel, abuse of dominance and merger control investigations. He lectures on competition law at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and regularly publishes articles in competition law reviews.
In 2012, Brazil adopted an ex ante merger control regime. This reform entirely modified the operation of the merger control system, both for the authority, which is now bound by a formal deadline to issue its decisions, and for the notifying parties, which must now wait for approval to close (...)