Latham & Watkins (Brussels)

Adrien Giraud

Latham & Watkins (Brussels)

Adrien Giraud is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Brussels and Paris offices and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice. He specializes in French and European competition law and has significant experience in merger control, behavioral antitrust matters (including damages claims), and state aid. Mr. Giraud has represented French and international clients in complex EU and French merger cases and in some of the most significant antitrust investigations of recent years. His experience also encompasses civil antitrust damages litigation, an area in which he has represented clients in proceedings before the French courts. Furthermore, Mr. Giraud advises companies and public authorities on state aid compliance, and assists them with European Commission state aid investigations and related litigation before the European courts. Mr. Giraud has particular experience advising clients active in the telecommunications, shipping energy, media, retail, and financial services sectors.


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Adrien Giraud, Pierre Bichet The French Competition Authority announces an amendment on its decision-making practice concerning responses to calls for tenders by subsidiaries of the same group and stops considering it unlawful (Ovimpex / Dhumeaux / Mondial Viande Service / Vianov)


French Competition Authority amends its decision-making practice in relation to responses to calls for tenders by subsidiaries of the same group* On 25 November 2020, the French Competition Authority (FCA) announced that it was amending its decision-making practice regarding responses to (...)

Jacques-Philippe Gunther, David Tayar, Viala Faustine, Adrien Giraud The Brussels Court of Appeal dismisses a claim by a horse competition authority claiming that exclusivity clauses are legitimate on the basis that they protect the animals and riders (International Equestrian Authority)


Belgian Competition Authority vs. International Equestrian Authority: second round* On April 28, 2016, the Brussels Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (“FEI”) of an injunction issued by the Belgian Competition Authority (the “BCA”) that suspended (...)

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Adrien Giraud, Guillaume Blanc Interim measures in France: A really enviable model?


The Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, considers tougher enforcement with respect to interim measures and eyes the French regime with interest. It is now established that the French Competition Authority enjoys wide powers to adopt decisions ordering interim measures. This study (...)


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