French Competition Authority (Paris)

Sophie-Anne Descoubès

French Competition Authority (Paris)
Adviser for International Affairs

Sophie-Anne Descoubès is a French qualified lawyer. She is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), holds a Law degree from the Université Panthéon Sorbonne and an LL.M in East Asian Commercial Laws from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She worked as a litigation lawyer with several Law firms in Paris. She currently works as Adviser for International Affairs at the Autorité de la concurrence.

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Marianne Faessel, Sophie-Anne Descoubès OECD : The OECD Competition Comittee discusses the relation between public and private enforcement as well as the institutional evolution of competition authorities


The relationship between public and private action in competition law For the 123rd session of the OECD Competition Committee, the Co-operation and Enforcement Group, which met on 15 June and was chaired by Bill Baer, Head of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, chose the (...)

Sophie-Anne Descoubès OECD : The OECD Competition Committee organises its 122th session including roundtables on the role of markers in leniency procedures and on the institutional evolution of competition authorities


This session inaugurated the new calendar of meetings of the OECD Competition Committee, which will now meet twice a year. Several topics of interest were on the agenda, including two thematic roundtables, one organized by Working Party No. 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement, chaired by William (...)

Marianne Faessel, Sophie-Anne Descoubès OECD: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development organizes the 120th session of the Competition Committee including roundtables on the financing of the roll-out of broadband networks and on generic pharmaceuticals


The June session of the Competition Committee, which included two round tables on the financing of the roll-out of broadband networks and generic drugs, also saw the adoption of a revision of the 1995 OECD Recommendation on Co-operation between Member Countries on Anticompetitive Practices (...)

Sophie-Anne Descoubès, Marianne Faessel International Competition Network : The Advocacy Working Group of the International Competition Network holds its second Annual Workshop (ICN Advocacy Workshop, 12 and 13th December 2013, Rome)


The International Competition Network’s (ICN) Advocacy Working Group held its first-ever workshop in Paris in October 2012, organised by the Competition Authority, which is co-chairing the group alongside the authorities of Mauritius and Portugal. What was a novelty last year has become a (...)

Sophie-Anne Descoubès Organization for economic cooperation and development : The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development debates competition in waste management and in the food chain industry (OECD Competition committee, 28-31th October 2013, Paris)


Round table on "Competition in waste management". ---- On 28 October, the Competition Committee’s Subgroup on Competition and Regulation focused on the study of three sub-themes on the subject of competition in the waste management sector: competition at the household waste collection stage, (...)

Marianne Faessel, Sophie-Anne Descoubès International competition network: The International Competition Network shows during its 12th Annual conference that it is an ambitious organization that wants to make itself heard in the international arena (ICN Annual conference)


International Competition Network, Annual Conference, 24-26 April 2013, Warsaw The French Competition Authority, which succeeded the Competition Council in March 2009, is a founding member of the International Competition Network (ICN), which was set up in 2001 and now brings together 127 (...)

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