Dechert (Paris)

Laurence Bary

Dechert (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Laurence Bary is an antitrust lawyer in the Paris office of Dechert. Her practice focuses on EU and French competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations, market dominance cases and related litigation matters. She advises international clients in large merger control cases before the European Commission, including Phase 2 cases, and represented clients in a number of international cartel/dominance investigations, including several recent investigations in the technology sector. She has extensive experience of litigation both before the European courts in Luxembourg and the French courts, including representing high-profile companies in follow-on damage actions in France. Laurence Bary is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Sciences-Po Paris.


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French Competition Authority (Paris)
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Laurence Bary 30 November 2018 Paris


523 Bulletin

Laurence Bary, Alec J. Burnside, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Clemens York von Wartenburg The European Competition Network issues a general joint statement on the application of competition rules during the COVID-19 outbreak


Key Takeaways Following several individual initiatives by member state competition authorities to temporarily relax competition rules in specific sectors, the European Competition Network (which includes the European Commission and all member state competition authorities) has issued a more (...)

Alec J. Burnside, Clemens York von Wartenburg, Laurence Bary, Mélanie Thill-Tayara The EU General Court finds financial investors liable for anticompetitive conduct of portfolio companies (Goldman Sachs / EU Commission)


The General Court of the European Union recently held, in Goldman Sachs v. Commission, that purely financial investors such as investment funds may be held jointly and severally liable for competition law violations implemented by their portfolio companies when they can exercise “decisive (...)

3083 Review

Laurence Bary Common ownership: A practitioner’s view


Common ownership has become a hot topic in antitrust. Until recently, though, it remained largely a theoretical debate. The merger control decisions issued by the European Commission in Dow/DuPont and Bayer/Monsanto, however, have suddenly made it a real concern for companies – even though the (...)

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