Quentin Colombier

Bredin Prat (Paris)
Ph. D Candidate / Associate

Quentin Colombier, Ph. D Candidate, is a member of the Competition and European Law team of Bredin Prat law firm. He takes an active part in handling the team’s cases, with a focus on Civil law (tort & contract) and Distribution law. Quentin graduated from Nancy University (Master 2 Droit de l’entreprise et des affaires – Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise / DJCE) and from Montpellier University (Certificat d’études spécialisées, Droit économique). With a particular interest in the relationship between Competition law and Artificial Intelligence, Quentin is currently writing a Ph. D thesis on the algorithmic collusion topic, in parallel with his activity at Bredin Prat law firm.

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Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Foreign direct investment: The European Commission reaffirms its exclusive competence to examine mergers with a European dimension and orders Hungary to withdraw its veto on a merger (AEGON, Vienna Insurance)

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For the record, VIG ’s acquisition ofAEGON ’s Hungarian subsidiaries is part of a larger transaction whereby VIG intends to acquireAEGON’ s life and non-life insurance, pension fund, asset management and ancillary services businesses in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Turkey. On August 12, 2021, the (...)

Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Joint control: The French Competition Authority examines the joint control of 95 toy stores after having authorized the acquisition of sole control over these 95 stores and concludes that there are no new competition concerns (New MT, Prenatal Retail, Fijace)

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For the record, by a decision of August 12, 2021, the French Competition Authority [hereinafter the "Authority"] had authorized the acquisition of 95 Maxi Toys stores by Fijace ( King Jouet group), subject to the sale of three points of sale (Aut. conc., dec. n° 21-DCC-144 of August 12, 2021 (...)

Igor Simic, Quentin Colombier Market for organic products: The French Competition Authority recognizes for the first time the existence of a market for organic products, and authorizes the acquisition of 100 stores specializing in the retail distribution of organic products by a company in the food retailing sector, subject to the sale of 8 stores (Bio c’ Bon / Carrefour)

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Organic products sector - Waiver of the suspensive effect - Commitments: The French Competition Authority recognizes for the first time the existence of a market for organic products, and authorizes the acquisition of 100 stores specialized in the retail distribution of organic products by a (...)

Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Relevant market: The French Competition Authority identifies a new relevant market for the provision of coworking spaces in the context of a merger in the real estate sector (CDC / Nexity / Miniburo)

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On 10 August 2021, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations [the "CDC"] and Nexity ["Nexity"] notified the French Competition Authority [the "Authority"] of their plan to acquire joint control of Miniburo ["Miniburo"], which is active in the real estate sector and aims to provide coworking spaces. In (...)

Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Abuse of dominance: The Paris Court of Appeal refers to the Court of Justice of the European Union the question of the durability of its Continental Can case law (Itas / TDF)

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In its recent judgment in the case of the takeover ofItas by TDF, the Paris Court of Appeal referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union [the "Court ofJustice"] the question of the durability of its Continental Can case law (Court of Justice of the European Communities, 21 February (...)

Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Prohibition: The French Competition Authority prohibits the acquisition of a company active in the hydrocarbon pipeline sector by a group of companies active in the transport, telecom and renewable energy sectors (Pipeline Méditerranée-Rhône / Ardian)

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In this case, the Ardian group ["Ardian"], active in the transport, telecoms and renewable energy sectors, notified the French Competition Authority [the "Authority"] of its plan to acquire Société du Pipeline Méditerranée-Rhône ["SPMR"], which is active in the oil pipeline transport sector. (...)

Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Interest to act: The French Supreme Administrative Court recognizes the interest in bringing proceedings of the social and economic committee [“CSE”] in merger control litigation (Mondadori / Rewold Media)

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For the record, in its decision No. 19-DCC-141 of July 24, 2019 concerning the acquisition of exclusive control of Mondadori France by Reworld Media, the French Competition Authority ["the Authority"] authorized the acquisition of Mondadori France by Reworld Media subject to conditions. In the (...)

Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier Commitments: The General Court of the European Union confirms the interpretation proposed by the European Commission of the slot release commitments for the operation of the London Heathrow - Philadelphia International Airport route given by an American airline company (American Airlines)

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This case has the particular interest of illustrating concretely an aspect of merger litigation little explored by the case law, relating to the interpretation of behavioural commitments. Without going into the details of the argument, we will simply outline the essential elements. On 18 June (...)

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