Linklaters (Paris)

Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson

Linklaters (Paris)

Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson is a partner with Linklaters based in the firm’s Paris office. She specialises in EU and French competition law, advising on the full range of competition-related issues with a specific focus on vertical restraints and cartels. She also has significant experience in advising clients on pivotal merger control aspects of M&A transactions, both at French and global levels. Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson has been involved in major antitrust cases before the French Competition Authority and Paris Court of Appeal and before the European Commission. She has in-depth knowledge of vertical restraints, with specific experience in advising clients from the setting-up of a distribution network to assisting them in the framework of antitrust investigations by antitrust authorities. She co-leads the firm’s Vertical Steering Committee, which is dedicated to vertical restraints questions within Linklaters’ Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group. On a standalone basis or in the context of antitrust investigations, Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson also regularly assists clients with their compliance programmes, including conducting compliance audits and making full use of eDiscovery and other legal tech tools to expedite processes. Before joining Linklaters in 2011, Charlotte intervened in emblematic resale price maintenance cases before the French Competition Authority and the Paris Court of Appeal in the perfumes and toy sectors as well as French cartel cases in the construction and road signalling sectors.


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1484 Bulletin

Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson Distribution agreements: An overview of EU and national case law


Distribution agreements and competition law is a topic high on the agenda at the moment in Europe and beyond.

In this article, I would like to challenge a general comment that I often hear as a practitioner; that the enforcement of vertical restrictions mainly concerns the European Union (“EU”) – which, in my opinion, is only partly true. Indeed, undertakings face multiple local rules and a high enforcement level around the globe as illustrated by the number of vertical cases pursued by antitrust authorities over the past months. And, undertakings will also very soon face a second set of rules in Europe with the UK currently in the process of adopting standalone competition rules applicable to vertical agreements.

9021 Review

Emmanuelle Claudel, Nicolas Ferrier, Patrice Bougette, Frédéric Marty, Florence Ninane, Noemie Bomble, Irène Luc, Andreas Mundt, Olivier Guersent, Marion Carbo, Charlotte Colin-Dubuisson, Sima Ostrovsky, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves Perspectives on the proposed reform of the Vertical Restraints Regulation and its Guidelines


The On-Topic aims to present a range of views on the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Vertical Restraints Regulation and its Guidelines. The contributors are representatives of the European Commission and competition authorities, practitioners, legal researchers and economists. (...)



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