Laurent Flochel

Vice President
Laurent Flochel | European Antitrust Competition | Charles River Associates

Laurent Flochel joined CRA in 2007 after an academic career. Previously he was Professor of Economics at the University of Lyon. He was also a Scientific Advisor with the Council of Economic Analysis (CAE) of the French Prime Minister for three years.

His experience covers all fields of competition law: merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels, exchanges of information, vertical restraints, etc. He has advised companies in the fields of luxury products, pharmaceuticals, agro-alimentary, telecoms, audio-visual, transportation, press distribution, temporary work, armament, distribution and books. He intervened in procedures before the European Commission, National Competition Authorities (France and Switzerland), various courts of appeal, commercial courts and the International Chamber of Commerce.

He is also experienced in damage evaluation (follow-on of competition cases or commercial damages cases) and he intervened in international arbitration procedures before the ICC or for damage claims before commercial courts. He also advises companies on regulatory issues.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Paris Court of Appeal overturns AdlC € 444 million fine on Novartis and Roche
    On September 9, 2020, the French Competition Authority (AdlC) imposed a EUR 444 million fine on Novartis, Roche and Genentech. In its Decision, the AdlC...
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  • 02
    Fun Radio to pay more than 10 million euros in damages for manipulating radio audience measurement in France
    In January 2023, the Paris Commercial Court condemned Fun Radio and Métropole Télévision (Ediradio – RTL) for unfair competition for having broadcasted...
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  • 03
    European Commission clears acquisition of LeasePlan by ALD
    On November 25th, 2022, the European Commission (EC) cleared the acquisition of LeasePlan by ALD, a subsidiary of Société Générale, subject to divestments in...
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