Chantal Lavoie

Lavoielegal (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Chantal Lavoie has over 20 years experience in the area of competition law and EU regulatory law. She is appreciated by clients for her commercial and pragmatic approach. She has practised several years in Brussels at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of the leading global competition law firms. Her practice focused on all aspects of competition law - from advising on horizontal cooperation arrangements, vertical arrangements, abuse of dominant position and merger control- as well as on EU regulation with particular emphasis on the banking and financial services sector. Chantal was also in-house counsel at Euroclear Bank, advising on both competition law and EU financial regulation. In addition to her experience in private practice and in-house, Chantal also worked several years at the South African Competition Commission as special advisor. Chantal has published and spoken regularly on competition law and on EU banking and financial services regulation. She has lectured on EU competition law to LL.M students at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chantal is a member of the Paris Bar (avocat à la Cour) and of the French-language Order of the Brussels Bar (E list). She obtained her law degree in 1986 from Laval University (Quebec, Canada). She also holds an LL.M degree in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter (UK) and an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (USA). Chantal is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has a very good command of Portuguese.


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Chantal Lavoie The EU Court of Justice clarifies, in a preliminary ruling concerning an asphalt cartel, who is liable to pay compensation in a damages action arising from article 101 TFEU (Skanska Industrial Solutions)


Court of Justice ruling in Skanska: EU competition law concept of ‘undertakings’ and principle of economic continuity to the rescue in civil damages claims* In its preliminary ruling in Skanska Industrial Solutions and Others, the Court of Justice has ruled on the fundamental question of who is (...)

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