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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
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Work Department

Competition/International Trade, Dispute Resolution


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006, Laura Castex specialises in European and French competition law as well as distribution law (distribution networks, commercial agreements, etc.) and consumer law, both in an advisory capacity and as a litigator.

As regards merger control, Laura advises major French and foreign firms for their investments and divestments, including in non-EU jurisdictions.

As regards anticompetitive practices, Laura has extensive experience in investigation proceedings and the design of bespoke compliance programs (private enforcement). She also assists our clients in private enforcement litigation.

Lastly, as regards distribution and consumer law, Laura regularly advises our clients in the formalisation of their commercial relations and in litigation arising from them, as well as in the context of investigations carried out by the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Prevention of Fraud (DGCCRF) and its local branches.


English, French

Lawyer Rankings

France > EU, competition and distribution

The competition and international trade team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. demonstrates strength across a broad span of competition law and regulatory issues. Such matters include vertical restraints, merger control, abuse of dominant position, cartels and private enforcement.  The group’s client portfolio features a number of household names, primarily from the food, energy, financial services, transport, retail, luxury goods, banking and media sectors. The team is headed by compliance program implementation expert Dimitri Dimitrov, competition authority proceedings specialist Emmanuel Reille, complex merger operations advisor Franck Audran and Laura Castex, who brings her investigation experience to the table.

Paris > Droit européen, concurrence et distribution

L’équipe de droit de la concurrence et de commerce international de Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. affiche de solides compétences dans de nombreux domaines du droit de la concurrence et de la réglementation. L’équipe traite ainsi des dossiers d’ententes verticales, de contrôles des concentrations, d’abus de position dominante, ainsi que des cartels et des recours indemnitaires. Le portefeuille de clientèle comprend de grands groupes de référence, principalement dans les secteurs de la distribution, de l’énergie, des services financiers, du transport, de la distribution, du luxe, de la banque et des médias. L’équipe est dirigée par : les spécialistes du droit de la concurrence  Emmanuel Reille et Dimitri Dimitrov,qui assiste les entreprises sur la mise en place de leurs programmes de conformité, Franck Audran qui est sollicité pour le traitement des opérations complexes de concentration, et Laura Castex, qui intervient dans des dossiers d’enquête.