Marc Barennes

CDC Cartel Damage Claims (Luxembourg)
Executive director

Marc Barennes is Executive Director at CDC Cartel Damage Claims. In that capacity, he contributes to some of the most high-profile antitrust damage claims in Europe and is in charge of developing new business projects and opportunities for CDC. Before that, Marc was a référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union (General Court) in Luxembourg for more than 12 years and a case/policy officer with DG Competition of the European Commission for 3 years in Brussels. He started his legal career with Latham & Watkins in Brussels and Paris. In addition to acting in his spare time as a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for the International Competition Network (ICN) and lecturing in various law schools, including Sciences Po Paris, Marc regularly writes and speaks on EU litigation, state aid and competition/antitrust law topics. Marc graduated in law both in France (Panthéon-Sorbonne/Paris and Montpellier Universities) and the US (Northwestern University/Chicago) and is a non-practising member of the New-York bar.

Auteurs associés

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
Baker Botts (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
NERA (Berlin)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


Marc Barennes
Marc Barennes 27 février 2017 Paris


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Marc Barennes, Driek Deferme, Michiel Verhulst Limitation periods in competition law damages actions in the EU : Are further clarification and harmonisation needed ?


Le présent article traite des règles de prescription en matière d’actions en indemnisation que les victimes d’infractions au droit de la concurrence sont en droit d’introduire. Premièrement, il examine l’évolution depuis 2005 des règles européennes applicables en la matière. Deuxièmement, il offre une (...)

Katarína Andová, Marc Barennes, Vivien Terrien New rules of procedure of the EU General Court : What are the new provisions that may specifically matter to competition lawyers ?


Depuis le 1er juillet 2015, le Tribunal de l’Union européenne s’est doté de nouvelles règles de procédure. Si aucune des modifications ne concerne exclusivement les procédures applicables dans les affaires de concurrence, un grand nombre des amendements apportés par cette révision affecte cependant (...)

Marc Barennes, Pascale Hecker Strategic and efficient brief writing before the General Court of the European Union : Practical suggestions regarding the application and the reply in competition law cases


Given the complexity of litigating EU competition law cases and the considerable financial stakes involved, it is surprising to find almost no legal literature discussing efficient brief drafting techniques in direct actions brought before the General Court of the European Union in this field. (...)

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