Mr Franck Audran > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Franck Audran
Competition & International Trade
Franck Audran is a Partner within Gide’s Competition & International Trade practice group. He joined the firm in 2007, and began his career in Gide’s Bucharest office before integrating the Paris office European and Economic Law team. Franck was also seconded to the firm’s Budapest office, which he co-headed over the 2014-2015 period.
He specialises in French and European law on competition (cartels, dominant position, merger control), and works with our clients on litigation proceedings, both before supervisory bodies (cartel and abuse of dominant position) and commercial courts (compensatory remedies, restrictive competition practices, etc.).
Franck has also acted on complex merger operations, some of which required commitments and/or the initiation of an in-depth investigation phase before the French Competition Authority, the European Commission, the national competition authorities of both EU member states (Romania, Greece, Poland, etc.) and non-EU countries (China, Korea, Brazil, Serbia, Bosnia, Turkey, etc.).
Franck has also acquired significant experience in providing assistance to our clients in the solving of issues pertaining to the management of their distribution and franchise networks, both in France and in an international context.
Franck has gained particular expertise in the digital economy sector, working with major digital industry players in their development phase, and institutional clients in the adaptation of their activities to new online consumption methods (luxury goods industry, hotel industry, etc.).
Lastly, when working in our Bucharest and Budapest offices, Franck advised clients on conducting their investments through the implementation of cooperation contracts, joint ventures or acquisition operations. Franck is a member of the Desk in charge of our firm’s activities in Central and Eastern Europe.
After joining Gide’s Bucharest office in 2007, Franck worked in the European and Economic Law team in Paris. Franck was also seconded to our Budapest office, which he co-headed over the 2014-2015 period.
French, English, German and Romanian
Member of the Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence (APDC)
Postgraduate degree (DEA) in business and economu law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005)
Master’s degree in European Law, University of Erlangen (Germany) (2004)
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. frequently handles the antitrust elements of acquisitions, with Dimitri Dimitrov working on a rare pharmaceutical merger to be assessed by the FCA; he is supported by associate Charles Terdjman. Another strength of the firm is in follow-on damages claims, overseen by Franck Audran and Laura Castex. The agroindustry is a key sector for the firm, with Audran, Castex and members of the Brussels team defending multiple clients against an FCA statement of objections, while FCA investigations is another area of experience. Emmanuel Reille is another key name. Associate Elizabeth Gautier provides additional support.
The luxury goods team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is a force in the marketplace, advising on and safeguarding the IP of household names in the fashion, jewellery, cosmetics, beverages and hospitality industries, with clients including Christian Dior, LVMH and L’Oréal. The group is headed by IP litigation expert Emmanuel Larere; Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, who manages unfair competition law matters; Franck Audran, who handles complex competition law proceedings; IT projects expert, Thierry Dor; Olivier Diaz; who has considerable experience advising on transactions involving luxury goods companies; David Jonin, who assists with employment law as it relates to the industry; and Julien Guinot-Deléry, who specialises in NFTs and metaverse issues.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. intervient particulièrement dans des dossiers de concentration. Dimitri Dimitrov, appuyé du collaborateur Charles Terdjman, est aussi récemment intervenu dans une opération de concentration complexe, traitée par l’Autorité de la Concurrence, dans le domaine pharmaceutique. Le cabinet est également expert dans la gestion des recours indemnitaires, à travers Franck Audran et Laura Castex. L’agro-industrie est un autre secteur clé d’intervention pour les équipes de Paris et Bruxelles. L’équipe intervient enfin dans de nombreuses enquêtes de l’Autorité de la Concurrence, à travers notamment Emmanuel Reille. La collaboratrice Elizabeth Gautier collabore aussi à la pratique.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est très réputé sur le marché pour sa pratique dans le domaine des produits de luxe. Le cabinet offre une excellente expertise en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, à laquelle font appel de grands noms du luxe dans les secteurs de la mode, de la joaillerie, des cosmétiques, des boissons et de l’hôtellerie (Christian Dior, LVMH et L’Oréal figurent dans le portefeuille de clientèle). La pratique est codirigée par un groupe d’associés aux expertises complémentaires : l’expert en contentieux de la propriété intellectuelle Emmanuel Larere; Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier qui traite des dossiers de concurrence déloyale ; Franck Audran qui gère des dossiers de droit de la concurrence ; l’expert des projets informatiques et technologiques Thierry Dor; Olivier Diaz qui est un grand nom du corporate ; David Jonin qui est compétent en droit social ; et Julien Guinot-Deléry qui est spécialiste des sujets relatifs aux NFT et au métaverse.
- EU, competition and distribution France
- Industry focus: Luxury goods France
- Next Generation Partners France > EU, competition and distribution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Administrative and public law
- Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
- Banking and finance: transactional work
- Capital markets: debt capital markets
- Capital markets: equity capital markets
- Data privacy and data protection
- Derivatives and structured finance
- Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation
- EU, competition and distribution
- Industry focus: Energy
- Industry focus: Luxury goods
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Intellectual property: Patents
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Private equity: venture/growth capital
- Project finance
- Real estate
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
- Industry focus: IT and internet
- Industry focus: Telecoms
- Media and entertainment: Television/radio
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity: Fund formation
- Private equity: LBO
- Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
- Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
- Dispute resolution: International arbitration