Virginie Viallard

Viguié Schmidt & Associés (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Virginie Viallard joined the antitrust and competition law practice group of Viguié Schmidt & Associés in 2017, having previously practiced law at Bredin Prat, Darrois Villey and Magenta. Virginie graduated from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she specialized in competition law and obtained a PhD. Her PhD thesis analyses the merger assessment criteria under European and American law (“Le critère d’appréciation substantielle des concentrations, étude comparée des droits communautaire et américain”, Dalloz, 2007).


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Didier Theophile, Virginie Viallard The French Minister of Economy grants phase I clearance to a merger in the market for property services without remedy (Banque Federale des Banques Populaires / Foncia)


In his decision dated 26 March 2007, the French Minister granted a clearance to the acquisition of sole control of Foncia Groupe by Banque Fédérale des Banques Populaires (“BFBP”). BFBP, which is controlled by 19 Banque Populaire regional banks, CASDEN Banque Populaire, and Crédit Coopératif, is (...)

Didier Theophile, Virginie Viallard The French Minister of Economy grants clearance to a merger in the measurement and billing of energy sector, subject to divestiture and granting of software and brand licenses (Ista / Celliande)


In its decision dated 28 September 2006, the French Minister of Economy granted a conditional clearance of the acquisition of all of shares of the French company Celliande by Ista International GmbH (hereinafter “Ista Group”). The Minister required that the acquirer divest its own company as a (...)

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