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 substantially reduces fine on Apple and its wholesalers in France
    On March 16, 2020, the French Competition Authority (AdlC) imposed a record EUR 1.1 billion fine on Apple and its wholesalers, considering that Apple and its...
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  • 02
    Phoenix Group’s acquisition of a part of McKesson Europe cleared
    On September 30th, 2022, the French Competition Authority (ADLC) cleared the acquisition of OCP Repartition, subsidiary of McKesson Europe, by Phoenix Group...
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  • 03
    Paris Court of Appeal overturns Google abuse of dominance ruling
    The Paris Court of Appeal dismissed Evermaps (previously Bottin Cartographes) damage claim in its proceedings against Google France and Google Inc. in relation...
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