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Rahel Wendebourg

White & Case (Paris)
Associate

Rahel Wendebourg is an associate in the Competition, EU Law and Economic Regulation practice at White & Case in Paris. Rahel advises clients on merger control, cartels, horizontal cooperation, vertical restraints, abuse of dominant position and litigation before the French Competition Authority and the European Commission. She has particular expertise in the energy, pharmaceutical, and fast moving consumer goods sectors. Before joining White & Case in 2021, Rahel was an associate in the Competition/Antitrust practice of Linklaters in Paris.

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Jérémie Jourdan, Jérémie Marthan, Rahel Wendebourg The French Competition Authority unconditionally authorizes the acquisition of a furniture retailer by a furniture retail distribution company under the failing firm defence (Mobilux / Conforama)

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The French Competition Authority (’FCA’) has unconditionally authorized the acquisition of furniture retailer Conforama by Mobilux under the failing firm defence (’FFD’). Background On 8 July 2019, Mobilux group (’Mobilux’) announced its intention to acquire Conforama. Mobilux is the parent company (...)

Camille Coulon, Jérémie Marthan, Jérémie Jourdan, Rahel Wendebourg The French Competition Authority fines a company for gun-jumping in a case relating to a progressive takeover and de facto control in the spirit market (Cofepp / Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits)

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On 12 April 2022, the FCA fined the Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de Participation ("COFEPP") EUR 7 million for both (i) failure to notify its merger with Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits ("MBWS") and (ii) completion of the merger prior to the FCA’s approval. The FCA launched the (...)

Jérémie Marthan, Tilman Kuhn, Mark D. Powell, Rahel Wendebourg The French Council of State rejects the application from a biotechnology company to suspend the referral by the French Competition Authority of its acquisition of a company developing multi-cancer early detection tests, and rules that it does not have jurisdiction to suspend a request for referral (Illumina / Grail)

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The European Commission ("EC") is shifting its approach with respect to the referral mechanism under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation 139/2004 (the "EUMR") and now – at least in certain circumstances – encourages referrals from Member States even where the national filing thresholds are not (...)

Jérémie Marthan, Tilman Kuhn, Mark D. Powell, Rahel Wendebourg The Court of The Hague decides not to ban the Dutch Competition Authority from joining the referral request launched by the French Competition Authority (Illumina / Grail)

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The European Commission ("EC") is shifting its approach with respect to the referral mechanism under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation 139/2004 (the "EUMR") and now – at least in certain circumstances – encourages referrals from Member States even where the national filing thresholds are (...)

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