Mr Antoine Gosset-Grainville > BDGS Associés > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

BDGS Associés
51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory

Position

Partner specialising in all aspects of French and EU competition law with a specific focus on state aid, complex merger control and antitrust litigation. Advises French and international clients in a broad range of sectors, including regulated industries such as transport, telecom, and financial services.

Recent work includes advising: Engie on the stock market battle over the acquisition of Suez by Veolia; the French government regarding aid measures granted to Air France-KLM; Carrefour on various antitrust and merger issues; SNCF on State aid and merger issues; France’s main banks in litigation proceedings before the European Court of Justice against a series of ECB and SRB decisions; and CMA CGM on antitrust and regulatory aspects of its business and strategic development.

He is cited as a “leading individual” in the Legal 500 EU Competition and Distribution section.

Career

Prior to founding BDGS Associés in April 2013, he worked at the Inspection Générale des Finances (1993-1997). He then took up the post of Deputy Secretary General of the Economic and Finance Committee of the European Union (1997-1999) and Advisor for economic and industry affairs in the office of Pascal Lamy at the European Commission (1999-2002). From 2002 to 2007, he was a partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Brussels office before becoming Deputy Director of the Prime Minister’s cabinet (2007-2010) and Deputy Managing Director of the Caisse des Dépôts (2010-2012). He co-heads the Competition & Regulatory department with Maria Trabucchi.

Languages

French, English, and Spanish

Education

Paris (2002) and Brussels Bars (2002)
Graduate of ENA (Promotion L. Gambetta – 1993)
Graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris
Postgraduate degree in banking and finance from Paris IX Dauphine University (1990)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

BDGS Associés enjoys a strong reputation for corporate and shareholder conflict cases involving leading corporations, with a track record that includes some of France’s most sensitive cases. The team also has very good knowledge of French discovery procedures (article 145) and trade secret issues. Criminal law matters and matters involving international sanctions are further areas of expertise. Practice head Kyum Lee is highly recommended, as is Antoine Gosset-Grainville, who is regularly retained by banks to lead strategic cases before the CJEU.

France > EU, competition and distribution

(Leading individuals)

Antoine Gosset-GrainvilleBDGS Associés

With offices in Paris and Brussels, BDGS Associés frequently advises leading French multinationals in banking, transport, and the real estate sectors on all areas of competition law, especially in state aid and merger control cases involving complex, cross-border transactions. The team is also experienced in distribution and regulatory matters, as well as antitrust litigation. Antoine Gosset-Grainville is particularly experienced in state aid, while Maria Trabucchi focuses on anti-trust litigation and follow-on damages claims. Additionally, Mathilde Damon deals with merger control and Jérôme Fabre is also a key contact.

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

BDGS Associés dispose d’une solide réputation s’agissant de traiter des conflits d’actionnaires et des litiges en droit des sociétés portant sur des entreprises de premier plan. Le cabinet est régulièrement impliqué dans des affaires sensibles. L’équipe possède également une très bonne connaissance des procédures de saisies selon l’article 145 du CPC et des questions du secret des affaires. Enfin, elle traite des dossiers de droit pénal des affaires et conseille ses clients en matière de sanctions internationales. A la tête de la pratique, Kyum Lee est fortement recommandé. Antoine Gosset-Grainville est régulièrement mandaté par des banques, notamment pour traiter des dossiers stratégiques devant la CJUE.

Paris > Droit européen, concurrence et distribution

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Antoine Gosset-GrainvilleBDGS Associés

Implanté à Paris et Bruxelles, BDGS Associés assiste régulièrement des multinationales françaises spécialisées dans les secteurs de la banque, des transports et de l’immobilier dans la gestion de toutes leurs problématiques de droit de la concurrence. Le cabinet traite en particulier des affaires d’aides d’état, et de contrôle des concentrations en rapport avec des opérations internationales complexes. Le champ d’expertises couvre aussi les problématiques réglementaires et le droit de la distribution, ainsi que les litiges de droit de la concurrence. Antoine Gosset-Grainville est particulièrement expérimenté dans le domaine des aides d’état, tandis que  Maria Trabucchi se concentre sur la gestion des contentieux de droit de la concurrence et des litiges indemnitaires. Mathilde Damon traite des dossiers de concentration et  Jérôme Fabre participe aussi à la pratique.