Faustine Viala

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Faustine Viala is a partner in the Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, based in the Paris office. Faustine has experience in European and French competition law. Her main areas of practice encompass merger control, anticompetitive practices (anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominant position) and distribution law, advising French and international companies. Faustine advises companies mainly active in the fields of media, sports, chemical industry, aeronautic, cosmetics and telecoms, focusing both on counseling and litigation. Prior to joining Willkie, Faustine worked as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2003 to 2006.

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Brussels)
French Competition Authority (Paris)
Concurrences (London)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Mayer Brown (Paris)
Baker Botts (Brussels)
Baker Botts (Brussels)


1248 Bulletin

Faustine Viala, Sylvain Petit The EU Court of Justice clarifies the concept of "existing aid" in a private enforcement case and holds that unlawful aid cannot be retroactively legalised by virtue of a limitation period that has lapsed (Fallimento Traghetti del Mediterraneo)


On January 23, 2019, the European Court of Justice (hereinafter the “Court” or the “ECJ”) handed down a preliminary ruling on the notion of “existing aid”. The Court held, in particular, that the circumstance where a new aid that becomes existing aid by virtue of the 10 years limitation period has (...)

10583 Review

Frédéric Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Michèle Carpagnano, Daniel Crane, Aymeric de Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien Dos Santos, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Faustine Viala, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis


The unexpected shock provoked by the Covid-19 crisis and the measures taken to limit the spread of the pandemic have affected the functioning of many markets. Throughout the world, competition authorities which, in the last decade, had been enforcing their laws in the context of steady economic (...)

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