Jeremy Bernard

Delcade Avocats & Solicitors (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris)
Partner / Lecturer

Attorney at the Paris Bar since 2003, Jérémy Bernard is a partner at the Paris office of law firm Delcade Avocats & Solicitors. His practice encompasses the full range of EU and French competition law, including anti-competitive practices, merger control, distribution and franchising law, but also EU general law (including the so-called “Four Freedoms”), EU and French consumer law, EU and French regulation of liberalized industries (including energy, telecoms, railroads, TV and radio regulation), commercial litigation and arbitration. He represents governmental clients as well as corporate clients operating in various industries, including the energy, real estate, automobile manufacture, measuring technologies, LED, media, pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors. He works on advisory matters, investigations of and leniency application to the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and the French Directorate General for Competition, Consumers Affairs and Fraud Repression, litigations before French and EU courts and arbitration. He also advises clients on competition and consumers compliance issues. Jeremy Bernard is also a member of CEPANI, The Belgian Center for Arbitration and Mediation and a lecturer at Science Po Paris.

Linked authors

Altermind (Paris)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Ecole Polytechnique IZA and CREST-INSEE
Sciences Po (Paris)


1089 Bulletin

Jeremy Bernard The German Federal Supreme Court rules that the European Central Bank should have explicitly considered whether there was an appropriate balance between the monetary policy effects of the Public Sector Purchase Programme and the economic effects, and the ruling denies the primacy of EU law over the German Basic Law (Dr. W... a.e.)


On 5 May 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court sitting in Karlsruhe adopted its Dr. W... e.a. ruling by seven votes to one which results in a genuine declaration of war at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Dr. W… e.a. denies the primacy of EU law over the German Basic Law and (...)

Jeremy Bernard The Paris Court of Appeal confirms that a supplier heading a purely qualitative selective distribution network can refuse a distributor that meets all of the network’s selection criteria if the refusal has no anticompetitive object or effect (Mazda / Palau)


In its Mazda ruling of 23 January 2019, the Court of Appeal ("Cour d’Appel") of Paris confirms a developing French case law under which a supplier heading a purely qualitative selective distribution network can refuse to authorize a distributor meeting all the network’s selection criteria, (...)

Jeremy Bernard The EU Court of Justice prohibits the members of a purely quantitative selective distribution system to sell contractual products on Internet platforms which may have an impact on Asian jurisdictions (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente)


Introduction In its Coty Germany ruling of 6 December 2017, the European Court of Justice (hereafter the “ECJ”) decided that forbidding the members of a purely qualitative selective distribution network of luxury products to sell those products on Internet platforms does not infringe the (...)

2027 Review

Gianni De Stefano, Giovanni Labate, James Harvey, Jeremy Bernard, Laurent Eymard, Marie Blanchard, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, William Koeberlé The Coty judgment: Online selective distribution and platform bans


In its Coty Germany c. Parfumerie Akzente decision dated 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice reiterated the conditions of application of Article 101 TFEU to selective distribution agreements based on qualitative criteria. The Court also ruled for the first time on the prohibition to resell (...)


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