Eric Barbier de la Serre

Jones Day (Paris)
Lawyer (Partner)

Eric Barbier de La Serre is a partner at Jones Day. His practice is based in the firm’s Brussels and Paris offices. He focuses his practice on European and French competition law with a particular emphasis on antitrust litigation, State aid and merger control. Mr. Barbier de La Serre also regularly advises on other aspects of EU law, such as free movement of goods and services. He is a graduate of HEC, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Harvard Law School (LL.M.). Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Eric Barbier de La Serre served for five years as référendaire and then Head of the Cabinet of Mr. Bo Vesterdorf, at that time President of the European Court of First Instance (today’s General Court) in Luxembourg. While at the Court of First Instance and previously as an attorney in private practice, he worked on numerous merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance cases before the European Commission and the Court of First Instance, in addition to working on US merger and antitrust litigation cases.

Distinctions

Auteurs associés

British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
French State Council (Paris)
French Constitutional Council (Paris)
King’s College (London)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Fingleton Associates (London)

Articles

7756 Bulletin

Charlotte Breuvart, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Henry de la Barre, Serge Clerckx The EU Court of Justice rules that the Commission violated rights of defence when it failed to share the final economic model used in its decision to block a merger (UPS / TNT)

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In Short The Development : The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that the European Commission ("Commission") violated UPS’s rights of defense when it failed to provide UPS with the final economic model used in its decision to block UPS’s proposed acquisition of TNT in 2013. The Result : (...)

Claire Lavin, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Matt Evans, Philipp Werner The EU Commission publishes a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules

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In April 2017, the European Commission ("Commission") published a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules. The successful candidate will draft a report providing an overview of the market and the relevant (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Eric Morgan de Rivery The EU Court of Human Rights rules that dawn raids carried out at the premises of two companies by the French Department for Competition, Consumer Protection and Fraud violates both the rights of defense and the right to privacy (Vinci / GTM)

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently ruled that dawn raids carried out at the premises of two French construction companies by the DGCCRF (French Department for Competition, Consumer Protection and Fraud) violated both the rights of defense and the right to privacy, due to (...)

Eric Barbier de la Serre The EFTA Court sanctions for abuse of dominant position a company active in the market for business-to consumer parcel services with over-the-counter delivery, thus addressing the issue of judicial review (Posten Norge)

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A lesson on judicial review from the other European Court in Luxembourg* Legal change sometimes takes unpredictable paths : mid-April, something important happened for European law in Luxembourg, but this did not come from the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”). Not every reader of this (...)

Eric Barbier de la Serre The French Court of Appeals holds that the EU principle of intragroup immunity does not apply to coordinated offers made by "seemingly" independent entities (Maquet)

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Undertakings with a (seemingly) divided self : Beware* It is commonly accepted that, pursuant to the principle of intragroup immunity, Article 101 TFEU cannot catch agreements or concerted practices between entities that belong to the same undertaking. Article 101 TFEU requires coordination (...)

Eric Barbier de la Serre The French Competition Authority orders interim measures and assesses commitments to remedy antitrust concerns of abuse of dominance in the online advertising market (Google)

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Google offers commitments to get off the radar screen* A case involving Google confirms that the French Competition Authority is keen on using a combination of interim measures and commitment proceedings in order help it quickly resolve maters which it perceives as competition issues. This may (...)

Eric Barbier de la Serre The Paris Court of Appeals applies the EU "harmless error rule" in a commitment procedure where a party has been denied full access to the French Competition Authority’s file (Canal 9)

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The harmless error rule and the French commitment procedure* Merely one month before the ECJ delivered its very expected judgment in the Alrosa case, a ruling of the Paris Court of Appeals confirmed that the exercise of the rights of the defense in commitment procedures raises delicate issues (...)

Eric Barbier de la Serre The Paris Court of Appeals decreases fines on cartel members in the steel industry generating the urgency for a greater convergence on the calculation of fines for antitrust infringements (AMD, Arcelor)

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Towards greater convergence on the calculation of fines* It is not uncommon for the law to progress as a consequence of significant discrepancies and disagreements arising between courts and enforcers. This is exactly what may currently be happening to the French rules governing the (...)

6911 Revue

Eric Barbier de la Serre, José María Marín-Quemada, Laurence Idot Autorités de concurrence : Vers des autorités plus indépendantes et plus fortes ? (New Frontiers of Antitrust - Paris, 26 June 2017)

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L’indépendance et la transparence vont de pair et sont de la plus haute importance pour les autorités de concurrence. La transparence est une garantie d’indépendance. Par définition, les autorités de concurrence doivent être indépendantes à la fois du secteur public et du secteur privé. L’indépendance (...)

Eric Barbier de la Serre, Guy Canivet, Henk Don, Laurence Idot, Siún O’Keeffe TR II - Autonomie procédurale : Faut-il réinterpréter le principe pour assurer l’effectivité du droit de la concurrence ?(New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 10 février 2012)

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La deuxième table-ronde de la conférence New Frontiers of Antitrust du 10 février 2012 à Paris était dédiée à la question de l’autonomie procédurale en matière de concurrence. Après une brève introduction de Guy Canivet, membre du Conseil constitutionnel, Éric Barbier de la Serre, avocat chez Jones Day et (...)

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