Robert Saint-Esteben


Mr. Saint-Esteben was a partner at Bredin Prat and the head of the firm’s competition practice. Consistently ranked first among competition lawyers in international guides, Mr. Saint-Esteben has established a reputation as one of France’s leading experts on French and European competition law. In addition, he has substantial experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. Mr. Saint-Esteben has published numerous books and articles in the field of competition law including "Droits Communautaires et Droits Nationaux" 1967; "Une Concentration Internationale d’Entreprises, L’Affaire Continental Can", 1972; "Chronique de droit communautaire: Développements du droit communautaire de la concurrence" DPCI 667, 1988; and Les Concentrations in Jurisclasseur Europe, I, 1991. Mr. Saint-Esteben holds degrees from the University of Paris; the University of Paris Law School (Licence, 1964); the Ecole Nationale des Impôts, 1964; Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures de Droit Privé, 1965; Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures de Sciences Criminelles, 1967; Diplôme du Centre Universitaire d’Etudes des Communautés Européennes, CEE, 1966. Mr. Saint-Esteben was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1975. He is also fluent in English.


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Robert Saint-Esteben, Alain Georges In Memoriam : Hugues Calvet (1958-2022)


This foreword is an In Memoriam of Mr. Hugues Calvet. En cette fin d’août caniculaire, alors que tous cherchaient encore repos et fraîcheur, Hugues Calvet nous a quittés brutalement alors qu’il s’apprêtait à se rendre à son cabinet et qu’au même moment paraissaient dans la presse économique (...)

Robert Saint-Esteben A repenalization of competition law in France? About the use of Article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by the investigating services of the French Competition Authority


The General Rapporteur (Rapporteur Général) of the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence) intends to use the procedure provided for under article 40 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure in order to increase the effectiveness of the Competition Authority’s work, in (...)

Andrei Gurin, Catherine Brel, Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Joseph Vogel, Laurence Idot, Marie Malaurie-Vignal, Muriel Chagny, Nicolas Guérin, Reine-Claude Mader Saussaye, Robert Saint-Esteben, Thibaud Vergé, Wilfried Guerrand Conference: Distribution on Internet and Antitrust (AFEC, Paris, 5 October 2009)


Introductory remarks Laurence Idot Professor, Universtité Paris II, European College Director of the Scientific Committee of Concurrences 1. Mr President of the Commercial Court, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today is a first, and I am pleased about it. It is indeed the first time that an (...)

Alain Ronzano, Christophe Lemaire, Laurence Idot, Nicolas Charbit, Robert Saint-Esteben, Valérie Michel Amsellem Laurence Idot (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas) - Valérie Michel-Amsellem (French Civil Supreme Court) - Robert Saint-Esteben (Bredin Prat): Reform of French competition law


At the beginning of 2007, the magazine Concurrences published the cross interviews of the two main candidates in the French presidential election. Ms. Ségolène Royal and Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy agreed to contribute to the debate by answering a series of questions on national and Community (...)



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