Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Camille Puech-Baron

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Senior Associate

Camille is a Senior Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Brussels office. She has over ten years of experience in EU competition law, with particular experience in the field of EU and national merger control filings (mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures), antitrust investigations (cartels and abuses of dominance cases), distribution agreements and State aid. Camille has also represented clients before the General Court of the European Union and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She has advised major international clients in a variety of sectors including, in particular, retail/consumer goods, TMT, energy, mining, financial services, and the automotive industry. Camille holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cergy-Pontoise (France), an LLM from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from ESSEC Business School (France). She is dual-qualified in France and Belgium. Camille is fluent in English and French and has a good knowledge of German, Spanish and Dutch.


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1362 Bulletin

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Kristien Geeurickx, Camille Puech-Baron, Florian Huerkamp, Nika Nonveiller The EU Commission publishes new competition rules for vertical agreements


Following a comprehensive review and consultation process, the new revised EU vertical agreements block exemption Regulation (VBER) and Guidelines have now been published and will come into force on 1 June 2022. The Commission’s stated objectives of the review process were to adjust the safe (...)

2221 Revue

Camille Puech-Baron, Kyriakos Fountoukakos China/EU : The gradual evolution of the EU Commission’s merger control decisional practice towards SOEs amidst an increasingly protectionist world


Cet article met à jour l’article publié par les auteurs en 2012 relatif à l’application du règlement européen sur les concentrations aux entreprises publiques chinoises qui prennent part au rachat d’entreprises européennes. Dans cette version actualisée, les auteurs traitent des enseignements apportés (...)

Camille Puech-Baron, Kyriakos Fountoukakos The EU merger regulation and transactions involving states or state-owned enterprises : Applying rules designed for the EU to the people’s republic of China


Au cours de l’année 2011, la Commission européenne a autorisé, en vertu du règlement sur les concentrations, cinq fusions concernant des entreprises publiques chinoises, s’appuyant sur des règles destinées à l’origine à des entreprises et entités publiques européennes. La question sensible du rachat (...)

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