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Bredin Prat

53 QUAI D'ORSAY, 75007 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
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Web:
www.bredinprat.com
Brussels, Paris

Hugues Calvet

Tel:
Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Email:
Bredin Prat

Work Department

Competition and EU Law

Position

Partner

Career

Hugues Calvet, Partner, is a member of the Competition team. He specialises in antitrust litigation (cartels, abuse of dominant position, etc.) and also regularly advises clients with respect to European and French competition issues.

Prior to joining Bredin Prat, he was a Law Clerk at the Court of Justice of the European Communities from 1987 to 1991.

Languages

French, English

Member

A member of both the Paris and Brussels Bars.

Education

He is a graduate of the University of Toulouse (Maîtrise in private law, 1978; DEA in private law, 1979) and the École Nationale de la Magistrature (1981-1983).


France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

Bredin Prat's team advises on EU competition mandates, French antitrust investigations, dawn raids and follow-on damage claims. Olivier Billard continues to lead the group representing Fnac Darty in landmark litigation against the French Competition Authority (FCA) regarding the allegedly incorrect implementation of Fnac's commitments in the context of its takeover of Darty, and Marie-Cécile Rameau teamed up with him to advise the same client on its merger clearance filing to the FCA for its buying alliance with Carrefour in the white and brown goods sector. Yelena Trifounovitch is representing Johnson & Johnson in an appeal to the FCA regarding its decision to fine the client and its subsidiary €25m for an abuse of dominant position in the pharmaceutical sector, while senior counsel Hugues Calvet and Pierre Honoré - who shares his time between Brussels and Paris - successfully obtained the cancellation of all dawn raid operations carried out on the Darty premises by the FCA in 2013 through an appeal. Also notable is the team's work for Uber before the European Court of Justice to determine whether the banning of the Uber mobile app is compliant with EU law. Robert Saint-Esteben and Marc Pittie retired from the legal profession.

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