Jeremy Bernard

Delcade Avocats & Solicitors (Paris), Sciences Po Paris
Lawyer (Partner)

Attorney at the Paris Bar since 2003, Jérémy Bernard is a partner at the Paris and Brussels office of law firm Delcade Avocats & Solicitors. His practice encompasses the full range of EU and French competition law, including anti-competitive practices, merger control, distribution and franchising law, but also EU general law (including the so-called “Four Freedoms”), EU and French consumer law, EU and French regulation of liberalized industries (including energy, telecoms, railroads, TV and radio regulation), commercial litigation and arbitration. He represents governmental clients as well as corporate clients operating in various industries, including the energy, real estate, automobile manufacture, measuring technologies, LED, media, pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors. He works on advisory matters, investigations of and leniency application to the European Commission, the French Competition Authority and the French Directorate General for Competition, Consumers Affairs and Fraud Repression, litigations before French and EU courts and arbitration. He also advises clients on competition and consumers compliance issues.

Linked authors

FFPS (Paris)
Mayer Brown (Paris)
Hexagon - Economics
MAPP (Brussels)
Hogan Lovells (Brussels)
Economic Insight (London)
AkzoNobel (Brussels)
European Cosmetics Association (COLIPA)


104 Bulletin

Jeremy Bernard The Paris Court of Appeal confirms that a supplier heading a purely qualitative selective distribution network can refuse a distributor meeting all the network’s selection criteria if the refusal has no anticompetitive object or effect (Mazda / Palau)


In its Mazda ruling of 23 January 2019, the Court of Appeal ("Cour d’Appel") of Paris confirms a developing French case law under which a supplier heading a purely qualitative selective distribution network can refuse to authorize a distributor meeting all the network’s selection criteria, (...)

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Gianni de Stefano, Giovanni Labate, James Harvey, Jeremy Bernard, Laurent Eymard, Marie Blanchard, Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, William Koeberlé The Coty judgment: Online selective distribution and platform bans


In its Coty Germany c. Parfumerie Akzente decision dated 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice reiterated the conditions of application of Article 101 TFEU to selective distribution agreements based on qualitative criteria. The Court also ruled for the first time on the prohibition to resell (...)

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