Eric Paroche

Hogan Lovells (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Eric Paroche leads the Paris office’s Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice. Through his past experience at the European Commission and his diverse practice in many industry sectors, Eric is able to look at issues from all angles and to put forward workable solutions. He provides strategic advice to companies on managing merger control constraints and assists them in their filings with the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and other authorities worldwide. Eric also advises companies in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority, and represents them before the European and French Courts. In particular, Eric helps management teams define the most appropriate strategies to minimize financial and reputational risks in cases of alleged infringements. In State aids, clients benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the European Commission’s practice. Eric lectures on competition law at Sciences Po.

Linked authors

Total (Paris)
Hogan Lovells (Paris)
Lazard (Paris)
Grall & Associés (Paris)
Hogan Lovells (Paris)
Hogan Lovells (Paris)
Concurrences (London)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

Articles

1013 Bulletin

Eric Paroche, Sabrina Borocci, Casto Gonzalez-Paramo, Mark Jones, Suyong Kim, Falk Schöning, Marc Schweda The EU Commission authorises State aid measure following the COVID-19 outbreak to help companies cover their immediate liquidity needs through bank loans guaranteed by EU member states

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The first State aid measures authorized by the European Commission (Commission) following the COVID-19 outbreak were aimed at helping companies to cover their immediate liquidity needs, mainly through bank loans guaranteed by EU Member States. The significant losses incurred by companies as a (...)

Falk Schöning, Christopher Thomas, Sabrina Borocci, Myrto Tagara, Suyong Kim, Eric Paroche, Ákos Kovách The EU Commission announces that companies were encouraged to delay new merger notifications until further notice because of the complexities and disruptions caused by the current COVID-19 outbreak

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The current COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges on our public health systems and communities. It is also heavily impacting economic activity, including for companies in the midst of M&A or joint venture transactions. Deals that are subject to merger control review in the (...)

Eric Paroche, Flora Oriot The French Competition Authority fines €80M a group and its recently acquired subsidiaries for having coordinated their business strategies and commercial behaviour prior to merger control clearance (Alice & SFR / OTL)

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This article was first published in Concurrences Review N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83875, pp. 231-239 I. Introduction In November 2016, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) fined French-based Altice/Numericable group and its recently-acquired telecom subsidiaries SFR and Virgin Mobile France for (...)

1969 Review

Eric Paroche, Céline Verney Sanction: The French Supreme Administrative Court confirms the French Competition Authority’s decision imposing a EUR 20 million fine on a French electrical household distributor for breach of its commitments undertaken in the context of a merger (Fnac / Darty)

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Dans le cadre de la prise de contrôle exclusif de Darty par la Fnac ayant été autorisée par l’Autorité de la concurrence par une décision du 27 juillet 2016, la Fnac s’était engagée à céder avant le 1er août 2017 six magasins situés à Paris et en région parisienne. Néanmoins, pour trois de ces magasins, à (...)

Eric Paroche, Céline Verney Commitments: The European Commission clears a merger, subject to several commitments, between two global manufacturers of aluminium flat rolled products (Novelis / Aleris)

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Le 1er octobre 2019, la Commission européenne a autorisé le rapprochement entre deux fabricants mondiaux de produits laminés plats en aluminium : Novelis, filiale américaine du groupe indien Hindalco, et Aleris, groupe américain également spécialisé dans la production de produits semi-finis en (...)

Eric Paroche, Céline Verney Gun-jumping: The European Commission imposes two fines totalling EUR 28 million upon one of the world major suppliers of optical products for having infringed the Merger Regulation prior notification and standstill obligations (Canon / Toshiba Medical Systems)

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Warehousing – or portage – transactions, which consist in parking the target with an interim buyer in view of its onward sale to the ultimate acquirer, are no exceptions to the prohibition of gun jumping: this is, in a nutshell, the conclusion drawn by the European Commission in its decision of (...)

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)

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En janvier 2017, l’État a publié un appel d’offres pour l’exploitation du CDG Express, la future liaison ferroviaire directe entre Paris (gare de l’Est) et l’aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle, pour une durée de quinze ans. En novembre 2018, l’État a attribué la concession de services au groupement (...)

Eric Paroche, Céline Verney Clearance: The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, the creation of six joint ventures by two manufacturers in the sector of mobility services (Daimler / BMW / Car Sharing)

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On November 7, 2018, the Commission approved a concentration whereby the two German car manufacturers Daimler and BMW planned to pool their mobility service businesses, including in particular their car sharing services. The two German car makers’ project consists in the creation of six (...)

Eric Paroche, Céline Verney Structural remedies: The European Commission approves a $30 billion horizontal merger in the aviation industry, subject to the divestment of several businesses in actuators, pilot controls, ice protection and oxygen systems (UTC / Rockwell Collins)

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On 4 May 2018, the European Commission approved the acquisition by United Technologies Corporation (’UTC’) of the whole of Rockwell Collins, after a phase I investigation but subject to important structural remedies. UTC is a provider of high-technology products and services for the building and (...)

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