Baker McKenzie (Paris)

François Gordon

Baker McKenzie (Paris)

François Gordon is a partner with the Baker McKenzie office in Paris, France. François has expertise in both EU and French competition law. He has in particular advised clients on vertical and horizontal agreements (including cartels, leniency applications and settlement procedures) as well as abuses of dominant position, restrictive practices and distribution/commercial law issues. He has also participated in several mergers reviewed by the French and European authorities. François has substantial experience of litigation matters, including proceedings before the French competition authority as well as appeal procedures before the Paris Court of Appeal and the French Supreme Court. He has also participated in several EU litigation cases before the General Court and the European Court of Justice. In 2008, François spent six months on secondment to our Brussels office. His native language is French, and he is fluent in English.

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8502 Bulletin

François Gordon, Jérôme Philippe The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the legality of two restrictions on internet sales by authorised retailers within a selective distribution network in the cosmetic sector (PMC Distribution / Pacific Création)


In its decision dated 18 April 2008, S.A.R.L. PMC Distribution vs. S.A.S. Pacific Création, the Paris Court of Appeal (the "Court") takes part in the debate on the legal regime of Internet sales within selective distribution systems. Pacific Création, an undertaking which manufactures and (...)

François Gordon, Jérôme Philippe The French Minister of Economy grants unconditional clearance to a merger in the press sector (Le Monde / Hachette Fillipacchi)


In its decision dated 6 October 2006, the French Minister of Economy (the Minister) unconditionally cleared the acquisition by the Société Éditrice du Monde (SEM) of Hachette Fillipacchi Médias group’s “South Pôle” (i. e. its activities located in the southern part of France) through the medium of two (...)

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