Maitre Xavier Lacaze > DS Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

DS Avocats
6 RUE DURET
75116 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

Xavier Lacaze is a partner within the Commercial and Competition Law Department. He has a Master’s (DEA) in Corporate Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, was an assistant lecturer at Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, where he taught EU competition law under Professor Gilbert Parléani and civil law under Professor Marie Malaurie-Vignal. He has given seminars on antitrust law for the Master’s (DJCE) programme at the Université de Cergy and has offered training at Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature on assessing the losses caused by anti-competitive practices.

Xavier has been practicing French and European competition law since 1999. He advises on both transactional and litigious matters across many sectors of the economy, including the industrial, construction and public works, energy, transport and network industry sectors. His clients are large groups that he advises on strategic and complex matters.

Xavier has acquired extensive experience in many sectors, including competition investigations, litigation and pre-litigation before the French competition authorities and the European Commission, French and European merger controls, private competition litigation, state subsidies, as well as contracts and disputes related to distribution and consumer law. He provides training in competition law, in particular to clients in the construction and public works sector, as well as the engineering, energy, transport and automotive sectors.

Languages

French
English

Education

  • Bar exam (CAPA), 1995
  • Master’s (DEA) in Business and Corporate Law, Paris I, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

DS Avocats assemble une équipe d’une douzaine d’avocats qui agissent pour le compte de grands groupes, notamment spécialisés dans les secteurs des télécoms et de l’énergie. Le cabinet a récemment obtenu un important succès en appel pour son client EDF dans un litige aux enjeux majeurs et âprement disputé. La base de clientèle inclut des entreprises internationales, des banques et des assureurs. Orange est un client fidèle. La pratique est dirigée par Marie-Christine Mergny, qui est entourée de Bertrand PototXavier LacazeArnaud ConstantGuillaume Selnet et Romain Bourgade. Sandra Dorizon a quitté le cabinet.

Paris > Droit européen, concurrence et distribution

DS Avocats est impliqué dans plusieurs affaires au long cours, en matière de pratiques anticoncurrentielles et d’aides d’état, pour le compte d’entreprises françaises. Le cabinet a récemment accompagné un client faisant l’objet d’une visite et saisie de l’Autorité française de la Concurrence. Le cabinet traite également des dossiers de concentration. La pratique est dirigé par Xavier Lacaze, qui est entouré de Michel DebrouxRomain BourgadeFabrice van Cauwelaert et Sandra Dorizon.