Céline Verney

Hogan Lovells (Paris)
Senior associate

Céline Verney is a Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells Paris. She advises clients on all aspects of competition law. Experienced in merger control, she has taken part in the defense of the first company ever fined by the European Commission for implementation of a transaction before antitrust clearance (so called "gun jumping"). Céline also assists clients in international cartel cases prosecuted by the European Commission and other agencies throughout the world, in antitrust cases before the French Competition Authority, as well as in follow-on damages actions. She advises clients on State aid issues, including before administrative courts, and on their commercial and distribution agreements. Graduated from King’s College London and Sciences Po, Céline is a member of the Paris bar.

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François Brunet, Céline Verney Revelant market: The French Competition Authority accepts to consider, for the second time, as part of one single relevant market both brick and mortar sales and online sales (Luderix International / Jellej Jouets)

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Par une décision du 17 avril 2019, l’Autorité de la concurrence a autorisé le passage d’un contrôle exclusif à un contrôle conjoint sur la société Luderix, qui exploite l’enseigne de jouets Picwic. Jellej Jouets a ainsi acquis 49 % du capital et des droits de vote de la cible, les 51 % restants étant (...)

François Brunet, Céline Verney Clearance: The European Commission approves, subject to conditions and following an in-depth investigation, a merger between the two main refrigeration compressor producers (Nidec / Embraco)

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Le 12 avril 2019, la Commission européenne a autorisé l’acquisition par Nidec, entreprise japonaise active dans le secteur des moteurs électriques et produits motorisés, d’Embraco, filiale de Whirlpool basée au Brésil et spécialisée dans la production de compresseurs frigorifiques. Les compresseurs (...)

François Brunet, Céline Verney Fine: The European Commission imposes a 52 million fine for the supply of wrong information within the framework of a merger control (General Electric / LM Wind Power)

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Près de deux ans après l’amende de 110 millions d’euros imposée à Facebook pour avoir fourni des informations inexactes dans le cadre de son acquisition de WhatsApp (Comm. eur., 30 août 2017, Facebook/WhatsApp, M.8228, Art. 14(1) proc.), la Commission européenne, qui a fait de la violation des règles (...)

Eric Paroche, Céline Verney Clearance: The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, the creation of six joint ventures by two manufacturers in the sector of mobility services (Daimler / BMW / Car Sharing)

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On November 7, 2018, the Commission approved a concentration whereby the two German car manufacturers Daimler and BMW planned to pool their mobility service businesses, including in particular their car sharing services. The two German car makers’ project consists in the creation of six (...)

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