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Eric Morgan de Rivery

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Antitrust & Competition Law; Energy; Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation; Antitrust Mergers & Joint Ventures; Antitrust & Energy.

Position

Eric Morgan de Rivery is a Partner at Jones Day. His practice focuses on European Commission and French competition law, advising clients on all aspects of EC legislation and state aid. He has considerable experience in merger control, cartel and state aid cases, abuses of dominant position, and other proceedings before the EC. Since the early 1980s he has advised companies on deregulation in various markets, including postal, telecommunications, energy, aviation, and general transportation. In addition, Eric has represented airlines in matters involving ground handling and noise reduction. Eric regularly appears in cases before the EC and in judicial review and appellate cases before the Court of First Instance and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He also represents clients before the French courts and the French Competition Authority. After graduating from Harvard, Eric worked with U.S., U.K., and French law firms in New York and Paris and also completed a traineeship with the Directorate General of Competition of the European Commission. For the past 25 years he has divided his time between Brussels and Paris. He is the author of numerous articles on EU law and has been appointed to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Competition Law Centre (GCLC) of the College of Europe.

Languages

English, French.

Member

Admitted to the Brussels and Paris Bars.

Education

Harvard University (LL.M. 1977); Université de Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (DES Droit des Affaires 1974); University of Tours (Licencié en Droit 1973).


France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

Eric Barbier de la Serre and counsel Eric Morgan de Rivery are the main names to note for competition and antitrust work at Jones Day. The team is currently advising Safran on all competition aspects - except EU filing - of its merger with Zodiac, and Deutsche Post DHL instructed the group to oversee its defence against an FCA action concerning an alleged exchange of information between - among others - the four largest post offices in the EU. In other highlights, Barbier de la Serre is currently collaborating with Frédéric Gros to assist SFIL with the state aid aspects of a series of complaints to the Versailles Court of Appeal claiming the client and others benefited from illegal aid from the French state; he also acted for a leading mid-market private equity fund on its acquisition of Vodafone Malta and its merger with Melita. The National Rugby League, JCB and RATP are also key clients.

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