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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

15 RUE DE LABORDE, PARIS, 75008, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 40 75 60 00
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www.gide.com

Antoine Choffel

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Work +33 (0)1 40 75 61 88
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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Work Department

Competition & International Trade

Position

Antoine Choffel is a member of the Competition & International Trade practice group. He was resident partner of Gide's Brussels office for four years before returning to Paris in 2001. He specialises in French and EC competition law (cartels, dominant position, merger control) and represents both French and foreign companies before the domestic competition authorities and European institutions. He also helped to reform economic and competition laws in Hungary and Russia. In addition, Antoine advises on other issues of French such as distribution, advertising, pricing regulation and invoicing and, where necessary, represents client's interests in related litigation.

Languages

French, English.

Member

Member of the Association Française d’Etude de la Concurrence (A.F.E.C.)


France

Compliance

Within: Compliance

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘knows its field and is never left without an answer’. The ‘excellent’ team offers ‘splendid client support’ and is also ‘much appreciated for its ability to explain concepts to non-lawyers’. The firm is particularly expert in the financial services industry, where it advises leading banks and asset management funds on compliance issues, regulatory investigations and enforcement, and internal investigations. The practice also assists leading companies with anti-corruption and antitrust compliance matters. The team includes Bruno Quentin and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, who are praised for their ‘high-level skills’; Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who is noted for his ‘knowledge and mastery of his field’; and antitrust specialist Antoine Choffel .

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EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

The competition and European law team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. consists of experts such as Antoine Choffel, Emmanuel Reille and Dimitri Dimitrov, and is currently advising Les Mousquetaires on the merger clearance aspects of its acquisition of do-it-yourself retailer Bricorama. In other highlights, Choffel is representing Drouot before the FCA in abuse of dominant position and cartel proceedings following a complaint filed by the Figaro company in 2012, and L'Oréal appointed the group to assist with a damage claim filed by Carrefour following the FCA's decision to fine the client on the grounds of its role in the hygiene and personal care sector. On the distribution front, Franck Audran - who was recently promoted to partner - is handling Caudalie's claim against Enova pertaining to the right of a selective brand to prohibit the resale of its products through third-party platforms. Counsel Laura Castex is also a name to note and is currently supporting Choffel in his work for Iveco. Other key clients include Petit Bateau, SNCF and Clarins.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: Luxury goods

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s luxury team fields distribution expert Joëlle Salzmann, who advises on selective distribution and e-commerce matters, and Antoine Choffel, who acts for clients on competition and antitrust issues, as well as employment, intellectual property and corporate partners. As part of its work involving the protection of international intangible asset portfolios and employment disputes, the team advises on the seizure of counterfeit goods and the distribution of products infringing major trademarks. Key clients include Louis Vuitton, Moët Hennessy and Dior.

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