Camille François

DLA Piper (Paris)
Lawyer (Associate)

Camille is 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 multi-jurisdictional merger filings, as well as competition-related distribution matters.


1768 Bulletin

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 counsels (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 Council of State rules out as non-compensable losses the recovery, however belated, of a State aid unlawfully granted together with the accrued interest (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 (Expert-comptable media association)


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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