Solène Hamon

Bredin Prat (Paris)

Solène Hamon, associate, practices in the Competition and European Law team. She assists French and international clients before the French and European authorities and courts in the context of competition litigation (antitrust, abuse of dominant position and state aid). She also devotes part of her practice to merger control issues. Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2019, Solène is a graduate of the University of Paris-Dauphine (Master 2 European and International Business Law, 2015) and the University of Nantes (Licence Droit - Parcours Europe, 2013). She also studied at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands (Master in European and International Law, 2014).

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Olivier Billard, Guillaume Fabre, Solène Hamon Annulment: The EU General Court annuls a decision prohibiting a merger in an oligopolistic market, recalling the scope of the notion of significant impediment to effective competition as well as the standard of proof applicable for the European Commission to conclude that there is a risk of non-coordinated effects (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)


On 11 September 2015, the Hutchison Group, a shareholder in the UK mobile phone operator ’Three’, notified the European Commission of its proposed acquisition of its competitor ’O2’, a UK subsidiary of the Spanish operator Telefonica Europe plc. On 30 October 2015, the European Commission opened a (...)

Olivier Billard, Guillaume Fabre, Solène Hamon Commitments: The European Commission partially waives commitments offered in the framework of a merger between the two main world producers of refrigeration compressor (Nidec / Embraco)


In the space of two weeks and in the midst of a health crisis, the European Commission issued two decisions lifting the commitments entered into by Nidec and Takeda in the context of their respective mergers. The decision concerning Takeda was particularly commented on, no doubt because it was (...)

Olivier Billard, Guillaume Fabre, Solène Hamon Procedural infringement: The European Commission fines a notifying party 52 million euros for negligently providing incorrect information during the merger review process (General Electric / LM Wind Power)


Under Article 14(1)(a) of Regulation 139/2004, the Commission may impose fines of up to 1 % of the turnover of the undertaking concerned where the undertaking concerned intentionally or negligently provides incorrect or misleading information in a notification. The Commission imposed for the (...)

Olivier Billard, Guillaume Fabre, Solène Hamon Concurrent offenses: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the possibility for the European Commission to simultaneously impose on the same company two separate fines for failure to notify a transaction and for implementing that transaction prior to clearance (Mowi)


The European Court of Justice ruling of 4 March 2020 marks the end of the Marine Harvest saga, namely the acquisition by Norwegian salmon producer and processor Marine Harvest (now Mowi ASA) of its competitor Morpol. On 18 December 2012, Marine Harvest acquired 48.5% of Morpol’s capital from (...)

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