Virginie Coursiere-Pluntz

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Virginie Coursière-Pluntz is a lawyer in the Competition and European Law Department. She is mainly involved in competition law (antitrust, merger control, abusive practices in commercial relationships), more specifically in transactional and/or international cases that require both technical and project management expertise. An expert in public law, she works on the competitive impact of the activities of public bodies. Her work covers consulting, litigation (before French or European competition authorities or commercial courts), the auditing of organisations’ operations (groups/professional associations) from the point of view of competition law or the implementation and monitoring of compliance programmes. Virginie has developed specific expertise in advice and implementation of competition law in French-speaking and English-speaking Africa, in support of the firm’s African team. She advises or represents businesses or corporate groups in the consumer goods, energy, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. Virginie Coursière-Pluntz has been practising with CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 2005.

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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
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1468 Bulletin

Claire Vannini, Virginie Coursiere-Pluntz The Versailles Court of Appeal puts an end to the debate on whether the tax on direct sales amounts to State aid on the basis of article 108.1 TFEU (Glaxosmithkline / Boiron / Bristol Myers Squibb)


In three decisions handed down on 2 September 2010, the Court of Appeal of Versailles ruled that the tax on direct sales failed to comply with the “Altmark test” designed by the European Court of Justice (now the Court of Justice of the European Union, hereinafter “the Court of Justice”) in order (...)

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