College of Europe (Bruges)

Pierre Chellet

College of Europe (Bruges)
Academic assistant

Pierre Chellet is an Academic Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges, European Legal Studies Department. Pierre holds an LL.M in EU Law from the College of Europe (2018-19 Manuel MARÍN promotion) and a Master’s degree in Economic Law from Sciences Po (Paris). He also studied public affairs at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining the College of Europe, Pierre interned in several French and international law firms in Paris, where he focused on EU and French competition law.

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Notre Europe (Paris)
College of Europe (Bruges)
Ghent University
Bank of England
Maastricht University


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Eric Paroche, Pierre Chellet Interim measures: The European Commission strikes back with interim measures after two companies implemented their merger in violation of the standstill obligation (Grail / Illumina)


The Illumina/Grail (Case M.10188) saga continues before the European Commission [the “Commission”] and the General Court with fierce confrontation in relation to jurisdictional issues and standstill obligation. This transaction was already set to become an unprecedented case as it is the first (...)

Eric Paroche, Pierre Chellet Jurisdictional thresholds: The European Commission publishes a Staff Working Document on evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control and launches an initial impact assessment


In March 2021, announcement that the European Commission [the “Commission”] would review its assessment of referrals under Article 22 of Regulation n° 139/2004 [the “Merger Regulation”] has attracted much attention from practitioners and academics. Under this new approach, the Commission will (...)

Eric Paroche, Pierre Chellet Notion of undertaking: The General Court of the European Union confirms in all respects the decision of the European Commission prohibiting a merger among several cement companies, clarifies the notion of undertaking concerned where the acquisition is carried out by a full-function joint venture and confirms a broad interpretation of the criterion of substantial effect on trade between Member States (HeidelbergCement)


Case law on merger control is all the more scrutinised as litigation is rare. However, the year 2020 has enabled the Court of First Instance to rule on several occasions on the application of Regulation 139/2004 by the European Commission in prohibition decisions. In particular, by the CK (...)

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