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.

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


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 (...)

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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)


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)


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 (...)

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