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Yann Utzschneider

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White & Case LLP

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Antitrust/Competition, Regulatory & Compliance, Consumer Products, Financial Institutions, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Commercial Litigation

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Partner

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France

EU, competition and distribution

Within: EU, competition and distribution

Yann Utzschneider's team at White & Case LLP recently expanded its offering through the promotion to counsel of Estelle Jégou and Jean-Julien Lemonnier and the arrival of several new associates. In recent highlights, the team successfully defended Hertz in proceedings filed by the FCA against leading car rental companies and a number of airports following dawn raids and a cartel investigation, and Crédit Agricole appointed the group to represent it in investigations led by the FCA and other competition authorities into the alleged manipulation of the Libor and Euribor indexes. Utzschneider is also currently advising Intermarché on three disputes filed by the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance in relation to suspected anticompetitive behaviour towards suppliers. Also notable are Mickaël Rivollier and Orion Berg (both counsel).

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

White & Case LLP has particular strength in banking litigation and is currently defending leading French banks in large-scale domestic financial products disputes. The team is notably acting for BNP Paribas Personal Finance in some 1,500 civil claims over a real estate loans portfolio granted in Swiss francs. Philippe Métais is adept at handling high-stakes mass litigation. The firm also handles commercial litigation and recently defended major retailers such as Intermarché in several cases pertaining to allegedly abusive commercial clauses imposed upon suppliers. It also acted in several unfair competition cases. Atol, Free Mobile and Nespresso are clients. Yann Utzschneider has extensive experience in antitrust, distribution and commercial disputes. Diane Lamarche was a new arrival from Orrick Rambaud Martel.

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