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BDGS Associés

51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 42 99 22 22
Fax:
Fax +33 1 42 99 22 41
Email:
Web:
www.bdgs-associes.com
Brussels, Paris

Maria Trabucchi

Tel:
Work +33 1 42 99 22 22
Email:
Web:
www.bdgs-associes.com
BDGS Associés

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory

Position

Partner specialising in all aspects of French and EU competition law, advising on complex merger control procedures, cartel investigations, antitrust litigation, follow on damages claims and State aid before the European and French competition authorities and courts with a particular focus on sectors such as aerospace, energy, financial services, food and consumer goods.

Maria has recently advised Carrefour on its joint purchasing alliance with Système U in the mass retail sector; France’s main banks on litigation proceedings before the European Court of Justice against a series of European Central Bank decisions imposing undue prudential requirements; Thales as an interested third party competitor in the context of the proposed Siemens/Alstom merger review before the European Commission, and Safran on its acquisition of assets divested by Rockwell Collins following the European Commission’s decision approving the acquisition of Rockwell by UTC subject to conditions.

Career

Prior to joining BDGS Associés in January 2016 as co-head of the Competition / Regulatory department, Maria was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's Paris office (2009 - 2016) and at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (2008-2009).

Languages

French, English and Italian.

Member

Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence.

Education

Paris Bar (2000), New York Bar (2001). LLM in Trade Regulation - Antitrust from the New York University School of Law (2000), Master’s degree in European Business Law from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (1999).


France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

BDGS Associés is particularly strong in the field of merger control and has recently established itself as a leading player in the reform of the country's public sector by President Macron by acting for clients such as EDF, SNCF, La Poste and Aéroports de Paris. A team including Jérôme Fabre advised Safran on its notification to the European Commission with regard to its acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace via agreed tender offer, and Total appointed the practice to oversee the merger clearance issues arising from its acquisition of an indirect controlling interest of 23% of Eren Renewable. Mathilde Damon is also a name to note and recently handled a wide range of mandates including disputes in the distribution space. The team is jointly headed by Antoine Gosset-Grainville and Maria Trabucchi; the pair are currently representing a series of banks in proceedings brought against European Central Bank before the European Court of Justice relating to a series of decisions pertaining to leverage-ratio and irrevocable payment commitments. Other key clients include Carrefour, PMU and Canal+.

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