Camille François

Epex Spot (Paris)
Senior Legal Counsel

Camille is a Paris Bar qualified lawyer, practising as an in-house Senior Legal Counsel in the private energy sector. Prior to that, she was a member of the competition team at DLA Piper Paris office. She holds a Master degree in European Business Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and a Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Oxford. Her practice focuses on French and EU antitrust and competition law, in particular energy-related antitrust matters.


2909 Bulletin

Camille François The French Competition Authority accepts commitments from the French incumbent postal operator to put an end to loyalty and bundled rebates in the parcel delivery sector (La Poste)


On 2nd April 2020, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) closed its investigation on the merits of an abuse of dominant position case started in 2010, by accepting and rendering legally binding the commitments offered by the French incumbent postal operator La Poste, designed at putting an end (...)

Camille François The Paris Court of Appeal grants legal privilege protection to in-house emails referring to the company’s defence strategy prepared by outside legal counsel (Whirlpool)


In its ruling issued on 8 November 2017, the Paris Court of Appeal (hereafter “the Court”) considers that in-house emails referring to a company’s defence strategy prepared by outside legal counsels but neither sent by or to an outside legal counsel were covered by lawyer-client privilege and (...)

Camille François The EU Court of Justice clarifies the Hearing Officer’s scope of review regarding confidentiality requests while rejecting any special treatment of leniency applicants at the publication stage


In its confirmatory ruling issued on 26 July 2017, the EU Court of Justice (hereafter “the Court”) upheld the EU General Court ruling of 15 July 2015 which had dismissed AGC Glass group’s action against the Commission’s decision rejecting their request for confidential treatment of certain (...)

Camille François The French State Council dismisses the compensation claims brought by the beneficiary of an incompatible State aid on the grounds that the damages do not constitute compensable losses (Le Muselet Valentin)


In its confirmatory ruling issued on 7 June 2017, the French administrative supreme court (Conseil d’Etat, 9ème et 10ème chambres réunies, hereafter the “French Council of State”) dismissed the compensation claims brought against the State by the beneficiary of an incompatible State aid on the (...)

Camille François The French Supreme Court recalls the maximum fine incurred by associations compared to companies and clarifies the concept of undertaking underlying such distinction (ECMA)


In its confirmatory ruling issued on 8 February 2017, the French judicial supreme court (Cour de cassation, chambre commerciale, hereafter the “Supreme Court”) specifies that the concept of “undertaking” used to subject any entity engaged in an economic activity, whatever its legal form, to the (...)

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