Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Paris)

Frédéric de Bure

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Paris)

Frédéric de Bure is a partner in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. He specializes in EU and French competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations, market dominance cases and related litigation matters. He advises clients in complex merger control cases before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority, and represents clients in a number of international cartel/dominance investigations. His experience also includes major competition cases before the European courts in Luxembourg and the French courts. Frédéric de Bure is also widely published on various aspects of EU and French competition law, and lectures competition law at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Montpellier. He is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and the London School of Economics.


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1273 Bulletin

Antoine Winckler, François-Charles Laprévote, Frédéric de Bure, Séverine Schrameck The French Competition Authority applies the "failing firm" defence for the first time (Mobilux / Conforama)


On April 28, 2022, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) unconditionally cleared the acquisition of home furnishing retailer Conforama by Mobilux, the parent company of competitor But Group. The FCA applied the failing firm defense for the first time. Background On July 8, 2019, Mobilux (...)

Jean-Yves Garaud, Frédéric de Bure, Sophie Troussard-Fauré The French Supreme Court confirms the Paris Court of appeal decision annulling the seizure of a number of correspondence exchanged between employees of a company by the Competition Authority, expanding the scope of the “French legal privilege”


January 31, 2022 On January 26, 2022, Cleary Gottlieb obtained an important decision from the French Cour de cassation ruling for the first time that internal documents summarizing/forwarding outside counsel’s advice in connection with anticipated litigation are protected by the secret (...)

Paul Gilbert, François-Guillaume de Lichtervelde, Maurits Dolmans, Robbert Snelders, Wanjie Lin, Jeanne Lévy-Bruhl, Frédéric de Bure The EU Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s decision on a pay-TV service company’s commitments for breaching the principle of proportionality (Paramount / Sky / Groupe Canal +)


On December 9, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union granted Canal+’s application to annul the European Commission’s decision under Article 9 of Regulation No. 1/2003 to adopt commitments offered by Paramount (the “Commitments Decision”). The commitments prohibited Paramount from (...)

Maurits Dolmans, Robbert Snelders, Richard Pepper, Frédéric de Bure, Laura Ballester, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Romina Polley The EU Commission publishes a call for contributions to determine if and how competition policy can better support the European Green Deal


On October 13, 2020, the European Commission published a call for contributions to determine if and how EU competition policy can better support the European Green Deal. The European Green Deal is a comprehensive action plan aimed at making Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent (...)

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Leman Hilal Öztürk, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Hakan Demirkan, Jorge Padilla, Salvatore Piccolo, Joe Perkins, Paul Reynolds, Frédéric de Bure Competition policy in the post-COVID 19 economy: what to do of zombification risks? (New frontiers of antitrust, 10 June 2021)


Table of contents: The zombie threat in the post-Covid-19 economy: Competition policy implications, Frédéric de Bure, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Paris How can merger control serve de-zombification?, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Founding Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, (...)


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