Hogan Lovells (Paris)

Victor Levy

Hogan Lovells (Paris)

Victor Levy is a counsel with Hogan Lovells, based in firm’s Paris. As a graduate of mathematics and law, Victor Levy advises clients on competition law with an analytical and business oriented mind. Victor has a strong experience in merger control filings with the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and other merger control authorities throughout the world. Involved in complex cases, he regularly advises clients on integration planning issues. Victor also advises clients on the structuring of their commercial and distribution contracts and assists them in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission or the French Competition Authority. He also has a long track-record of litigation and settlement of follow-on damage claims. Victor is a member of the New York and Paris bars.


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Victor Levy, Pierre Chellet The EU Court of Justice agrees with AG Kokott and confirms that Art. 102 TFEU permits the reviewing of completed mergers where the concentration did not reach the requisite control thresholds (Towercast)


On 16 March 2023, in a preliminary ruling issued in the Towercast case, the Court of Justice ruled that a concentration below national merger control thresholds could be subject to a review under article 102 TFUE. This much awaited judgment is a revival of the 1973 Court of Justice’s (...)

Christian Ritz, Eric Paroche, Victor Levy, Myrto Tagara, Alexandra Bray The German and French Competition Authorities find a need for higher compliance standards in their joint study on the competition risks resulting from the use of algorithms


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Digital ubiquity, and the resulting rules, do not only concern tech giants. To the contrary, digital regulation is relevant for companies in all market sectors (...)

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Eric Paroche, Victor Levy Commitments: The French Supreme Administrative Court confirms the Phase 1 decision of the French Competition Authority to authorize, subject to conditions, the creation of a video-on-demand platform by the main French free-to-air television players (Salto)


In Decision No. 19-DCC-157 of August 12, 2019 [the " Salto Decision"], the French Competition Authority had validated, subject to conditions, the creation by the TF1, M6 and France Télévisions groups of Salto, a full-function joint venture. Context and procedure Salto is active in the (...)

Eric Paroche, Victor Levy Referral: The French Competition Authority authorises, after phase 1 and subject to significant divestiture commitments, the strengthening of one of the main players in the French poultry slaughterhouse and poultry meat marketing markets (LDC Volaille / Ronsard)


The LDC group is one of the main French players in the poultry slaughtering sector and the marketing of poultry meat and products made from poultry meat. It markets its products under the Le Gaulois, Marie, Loué and Maître Coq brands. Context elements The transaction in question concerns (...)

Eric Paroche, Victor Levy Structural commitments: The French Competition Authority clears, subject to the divestment of 9 stores, the acquisition of several hard discount stores while adopting a new approach to take into account asymmetrical competition between hard discount stores and other food retail stores (Franprix Leader Price / Aldi)


The acquisition of the 554 Leader Price stores and 2 Casino stores by Aldi [the "Operation"] was first notified to the European Commission before being referred, at the request of the notifying party, to the Competition Authority ([the "Authority"] on 4 June 2020. Context elements In view (...)

Eric Paroche, Victor Levy Phase II: The European Commission acknowledges the decision made by two aircraft manufacturers to abandon their planned joint-ventures in commercial aviation and military transportation and leave questions open as to competition on the single-aisle commercial aircrafts’ market (Boeing / Embraer)


On April 25th, 2020, Boeing and Embraer announced that they abandoned their planned partnership which had a long stop date of April 24th, 2020. The partnership consisted in the creation of two joint ventures: (i) a first joint venture solely controlled by Boeing covering Embraer’s commercial (...)

François Brunet, Victor Levy Phase II: The European Commission approves, after a Phase II investigation and subject to behavioural remedies in Sweden and Finland, the acquisition by a Swedish telecommunication and mobile network operator of an audiovisual content provider (Telia / Bonnier Broadcasting)


The audiovisual sector is highly dynamic and incumbent players increasingly face the competitive pressure exerted by subscription video on demand (SVOD) platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix or Disney+. One of the most pressing questions for competition authorities analyzing this sector is (...)

François Brunet, Victor Levy Clearance: The French Competition Authority authorises the sale by a mobile telephone operator of exclusive control over its mobile phone equipment hosting infrastructure sites to an operator of telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure (Iliad 7 / Cellnex)


On 30 August 2019, the French Competition Authority (’FCA’) approved Cellnex’s acquisition of a 70% stake in Iliad 7, a subsidiary of Iliad (controlled by Mr. Xavier Niel). Iliad 7 owns all the mobile telecommunication hosting sites previously controlled by Free Mobile, a French mobile network (...)

François Brunet, Victor Levy Commitments: The French Competition Authority authorizes subject to commitments both structural and behavioural, a merger between two major groups of farming cooperatives (D’Aucy / Triskalia)


By a decision of 24 July 2019, the Competition Authority authorised the merger between the D’Aucy and Triskalia groups. D’Aucy and Triskalia are two cooperative groups based mainly in Brittany, which between them have 25 000 member farmers and a combined turnover in excess of €3 billion. The (...)

Eric Paroche, Victor Levy Clearance: The French Competition Authority considers having jurisdiction to examine, under merger control rules, the creation of a joint venture operating a public transport service concession and approves, subject to commitments, its creation (RATP, Keolis)


In January 2017, the State published a call for tenders for the operation of CDG Express, the future direct rail link between Paris (Gare de l’Est station) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, for a period of 15 years. In November 2018, the State awarded the service concession to the (...)

François Brunet, Victor Levy Joint venture: The European Commission authorizes the creation of a joint venture by an airline undertaking and a manufacturer of aeronautical, aerospace and defence-security equipment (Boeing / Safran / JV)


On 27 September 2018, the European Commission approved the creation of a joint-venture between Boeing and Safran. The joint-venture will design, manufacture and sell auxiliary power units (’APUs’), supply the spare parts associated with the APUs, and provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (...)



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