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Jean-Christophe Grall

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Grall & Associés

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Anti-competitive practices (cartels and abuse of dominant position) - State aids - Consumer law – Unfair trading practices - litigations : civil and criminal offenses – Advertising law - Agriculture - Dispute resolution – civil – commercial and criminal

 

 

Position

Jean-Christophe Grall is the founding partner and managing partner of Grall & Associés for twenty years now.

Career

For more than 30 years, Jean-Christophe Grall has been providing legal assistance to industrial and service undertakings, notably through the drafting of commercial agreements and the setting up of comprehensive exclusive, selective or franchise distribution networks. He advises our clients in various sectors (Cosmetics, Food sector, Consumers electronics, Health sector, Hardware, Toys, Car sector, tools, …), especially during their annual rounds of commercial negotiation with retailers. He is a recognized specialist of the legal rules applicable to restrictive trade practices and unfair trading / consumer law and intellectual property. He is a lecturer at the University of Caen - Normandie in distribution law area and a former lecturer at the University of Rennes ; he has assisted various major actors in merger filling processes, sometimes very complex in nature (“phase II” procedures, “gun jumping” practices). On the litigation front, Jean-Christophe Grall regularly represents our clients in the specific context of inquiries launched by the French Directorate for Competition and Fraud Repression (“DGCCRF”), as well as during “dawn raids” initiated by the European Commission, and also before the French Competition Authority in cases involving allegations of abusive dominant behaviors or horizontal / vertical anticompetitive practices. Notably, Jean-Christophe is currently assisting major food companies which are being investigated by the French Competition Authority on the basis of alleged exclusionary anticompetitive practices.

Languages

French and English

Member

In June 2010, Jean-Christophe Grall has been appointed at the Steering Committee of the French Directorate for Competition and Fraud Repression (“DGCCRF”).In June 2014, Jean-Christophe Grall has also been appointed at the Steering Committee of the French Association of Competition lawyers.He is included in the eighth edition of the best lawyers in France for competition and antitrust law.

Education

Born in 1962, Jean-Christophe Grall graduated from the University of Paris – I Panthéon - Sorbonne in 1986 (Master’s Degree in Tax and Business Law and first part of chartered accountant degree). After serving one year as in house counsel in the French Army (1986/87), he started his legal practice in 1987.


France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

Jointly led by Charles-Henri Calla and Jean-Christophe Grall, the practice at Grall & Associés covers the full gamut of antitrust and competition work, including complex distribution and intellectual property law issues. The team is currently representing Lactalis in its appeal against the high-profile decision of the FCA to fine the participants of the 'yogurt cartel' €192m, as well as in a damages claim filed by a competitor on the grounds of abuse of dominant position and predatory pricing. Merger control highlights included Calla's advice to the Groupe Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (GMNH) on its acquisition of a spin-off of UK Rentokil, and his advice to Perrigault on the creation of a joint venture with Mediterranean Shipping Company. Heavyweight clients also instructed the firm to handle complex distribution law matters and high-stakes litigation proceedings.

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