White & Case (Brussels)

Jérémie Jourdan

White & Case (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Jérémie Jourdan’s main areas of practice include EU and French competition law, and general EU law. He has represented several clients in cartel investigations before the European Commission and on appeal before the EU Courts. Most recently, he represented a manufacturer in the Bathroom Fittings and Fixtures investigation (case COMP/39092), and Toshiba Corporation in the power transformers case (COMP/39129), the TV and computer monitor tubes case (COMP/39437), and in on-going proceedings before the General Court (T-104/13). Mr Jourdan regularly advises pharmaceutical companies on competition law matters. For example, he represented a pharmaceutical group during the Commission sector enquiry in the pharmaceutical sector in 2008-2009. He worked for Czech company Zentiva in its acquisition by Sanofi in 2009 (COMP/M.5253). Mr Jourdan is currently advising French pharmaceutical company Servier in the Commission’s on-going investigation in the perindopril case (concerning patent settlement agreements). Mr Jourdan has also represented clients before the European Commission in Phase 1 and Phase 2 merger control reviews, including the acquisition by Metso Corporation of pulp machinery equipment competitor Aker Kvaerner (COMP/M.4187), and the acquisition of Italian company Eco by the Finnish group Luvata (COMP/M.4750). He has also advised clients in proceedings before the French competition authority, most notably the acquisition of Laho Equipement by Loxam SA in the sector of rental of access equipment, and Belgian private equity firm Cobepa in its acquisition of Socotec (Decision 13-DCC-01). Jérémie Jourdan first worked at White & Case between 2005 and 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked as an adviser to the Competition Hearing Officers of the European Commission.


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6909 Bulletin

Peter Citron, Tilman Kuhn, Assimakis Komninos, James Killick, Jérémie Jourdan The EU Court of Justice dismisses the appeals of several manufacturers of medicines involved in an agreement seeking to delay the marketing of the generic antidepressant citalopram (Lundbeck)


On 25 March 2021, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") dismissed all the appeals against the European Commission’s decision to fine Lundbeck and several other companies for entering into anti-competitive patent settlement agreements. The judgments largely repeat the position taken by the ECJ (...)

Jérémie Jourdan, Jeremie Marthan, Tilman Kuhn The EU Commission finds no gun-jumping in a merger in the water and waste management market and clarifies the scope of the public bid exemption to the standstill obligation (Veolia / Suez)


In the midst of the Homeric battle between Veolia and its takeover target, Suez, the European Commission rejects Suez’s gun-jumping claim and provides further clarifications on the scope of the exemption to the standstill obligation in the case of two-step acquisitions encompassing a public bid. (...)

Jérémie Jourdan, Tilman Kuhn, Guy Potel, Patrick Sarch, Mario Barka The EU Commission starts two studies into the mobile payment sector after setting out its financial digital package


The EC is seeking to investigate the mobile payments sector by launching two tenders by the end of October for the provision of expert reports on the sector. The first tender aims to “gather informed knowledge, in the form of a report, about the state and evolution of contactless and mobile (...)

Assimakis Komninos, Jacquelyn MacLennan, James Killick, Jan Jeram, Jérémie Jourdan, Strati Sakellariou-Witt The EU Court of Justice endorses an effects-based assessment of rebates (Intel)


This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU" or "Court") essentially held in Intel that the European Commission ("Commission") cannot (...)

Axel P. Schulz, James Killick, Jérémie Jourdan, Mark D. Powell The EU Court of Justice annuls a decision of the Commission requesting information on the ground that the decision did not sufficiently explain why the information requested was necessary (Italmobiliare, Schwenk Zement, HeidelbergCement and Buzzi Unicem)


Introduction On 10 March 2016, the European Court of Justice issued a landmark ruling annulling European Commission decisions requesting information from cement manufacturers, on the ground that the decisions did not sufficiently explain why the information requested was necessary . This (...)

James Killick, Jérémie Jourdan The EU Court of Justice quashes the General Court judgment for failing to correctly apply the notion of restriction by object (Groupement des Cartes Bancaires)


Introduction On 11 September 2014, the Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its judgment in the Cartes Bancaires case . The ECJ quashed the General Court (GC) judgment for failing to correctly apply the notion of restriction by object. The Cartes Bancaires contains two key messages: first, the (...)

Jérémie Jourdan, Juliette Goyer The EU Commission finds that the largest salmon farmer and processor in the European Economic Area had implemented an acquisition without prior notification (Norway Marine / Morpol)


In merger control, gun-jumping refers to two distinct types of prohibited practices: failure to notify authorities of a transaction triggering merger thresholds, and implementing a notified transaction before receiving merger clearance from the relevant merger authority. Both behaviours can (...)


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