Mélanie Thill-Tayara

Dechert (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mélanie Thill-Tayara is a partner in Dechert’s Paris office and co-lead of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. She focuses her practice on antitrust and competition law, and she regularly represents leading companies in merger notifications before the French and European regulators and coordinates multi-jurisdictional filings. She has handled a significant number of cartel and abuse of dominant position cases before EU and French authorities and courts. Prior to joining Dechert in February 2016, she served as a partner for more than 20 years with two other international law firms. Before that she was an officer at the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, where she participated in numerous dawn raid operations and contributed to several decisions. Mélanie Thill-Tayara is named Top Woman in Antitrust and listed as a leading competition lawyer in France in 2016, she is also recommended as one of the top competiton and antitrust practices in France (2019). She is recognized as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal and by Best Lawyers France 2019. Her team received the Golden Award for Antitrust in France at the Trophées du Droit 2019.

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ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Nest Avocats (Paris)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Ministère de la Justice (Paris)
Norton Rose Fulbright (Paris)
French State Council (Paris)
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
European Commission (Brussels)

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Articles

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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

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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 (...)

Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Marion Provost The Paris Court of Appeal clarifies the relevant test for characterising an excessive price in the market of waste disposal for hospitals and clinics in Corsica (Sanicorse)

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On 14 November 2019, the Paris Court of Appeal (the “Court”) quashed a decision of the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) of 20 September 2018 in which the latter had imposed € 199 000 fine on Sanicorse for having abused its dominant position on the market for infectious clinical waste (“ICW”) (...)

Marion Provost, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Simon Hetsch, Sophie Pele The EU General Court annuls a decision of the Commission for wrongly qualifying agreements as "pay for delay" and improperly qualifying an abuse of dominance, thus reducing the fine imposed on a pharmaceutical company (Servier)

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On 12 December 2018, the General Court (“Court”) partially annulled the European Commission’s decision of 9 July 2014 in the Servier case and consequently reduced Servier’s fine by more than 30%, from €330.99 million to €228.32 million. After the Lundbeck judgment of 8 September 2016, this second (...)

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)

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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 (...)

Alec J. Burnside, Anne MacGregor, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Romain Maulin The EU Court of Justice orders new assessment in a case of abuse of dominant position by a semi-conductor company granting loyalty rebates (Intel)

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EU Court Orders New Assessment of Intel’s Rebates The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has quashed a ruling by the EU’s General Court which had upheld the European Commission’s (EC) 2009 finding of abuse of dominance by Intel Corporation Inc. Intel was fined €1.06 billion, a record at (...)

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Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Stanislas Martin Stanislas MARTIN (French Competition Authority): Which balance between the effectiveness of competition procedures and the rights of defense?

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Interview conducted by Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Partner, Dechert, Paris. A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and ENA, you have held several positions within the DGCCRF, worked for the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union and, less conventionally, practiced (...)

Andreas Mundt, Bruno Lasserre, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Peter Freeman, Wouter Wils European Competition Network: 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)

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This third roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to “European Competition Network 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy?”. The objectives for the authors of this roundtable (...)

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