Laurent Flochel

Vice President

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 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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  • 02
    Kingfisher and Mr Bricolage merger collapses
    Kingfisher announced that the merger with Mr Bricolage failed due to unanticipated competition concerns and the number of commitments required in order to...
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  • 03
    French Competition Authority requires significant divesture before completing a merger in the perfume industry.
    The French Competition Authority (“FCA”) has cleared the acquisition of Nocibé, a perfume and cosmetics retailer, by Douglas (a subsidiary of Advent) subject...
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