Firm Profile > Fréget & Associés > Paris, France

Fréget & Associés
171, BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN
75008 PARIS
France

EU, competition and distribution Tier 2

Seven-lawyer competition law boutique Fréget & Associés is regularly entrusted to handle strategic regulatory and antitrust cases in the TMT, energy and life sciences sectors. The practice acts for leading players and new market entrants alike, assisting them with domestic and European antitrust cases. A recent highlight saw the practice act before the European Court of Justice in relation to a merger in the Italian telecoms sector. Olivier Fréget is in charge. Also involved is Liliana Eskenazi, who made partner in 2019.

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Testimonials

‘A very competent independent boutique.’

‘The firm is among the best for defending the interests of new entrants with competition, EU and economic law issues. It is able to deal with very strategic issues and understands customer needs and the business matters at stake very well.’

‘Olivier Fréget has strong economic and legal skills. He shows great ability to define very original and alternative strategies.’

Key clients

TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE

ILIAD

NOVARTIS

GOOGLE

BAYER

TDF

GENERAL ELECTRIC

AUDIENS

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

GROUPE CANAL PLUS

MOLOTOV

Centre Français des Constructeurs Automobiles

LEEM Pharma association

OCTOPLUS

NATURE & PEOPLE FIRST

JOUL

The firm: The firm was created four years ago by two partners, Olivier Fréget and Charlotte Tasso de Panafieu, to set up the first ‘legal hacker space’ for businesses, in the meaning of an actual lab of legal and economic ideas, to unlock markets to the benefits of their clients. The firm is a pure-player boutique in competition, regulation and litigation. Clients come to the firm to get innovative legal solutions that create economic value. The partners of the firm are totally involved with their clients and at the forefront of legal and economic research. They aim to move the boundaries and question the ruling or functioning of markets and, ultimately, to redesign law for business. They are strong EU supporters and are extremely well acquainted with professors, courts and the administrative sector or competition authorities, with whom they regularly organise seminars.

Starting with two junior associates, the firm now counts four associates, including two senior and a counsel, and two trainees. Notwithstanding their convictions, they all endorse a pragmatic approach to litigation, favouring settlement when in the best interest of their clients, for the sake of costs and time of procedure.

The firm is teaming up with the law firm Veil Jourde, a key player on the domestic market, and moved into their premises. They intend to introduce a new line of strategic services on the market, focused on litigation to the benefit of management and in-house counsels, and which privileges a global vision of the company and its economic stakes, in particular in the M&A activities.

Areas of practice: The firm focuses on five regulated sectors: pharmaceuticals – life sciences; energy; electronic communication – information technology; media (television, radio, press); and land and air transport. In these sectors, the partners have some of the best technological and regulatory knowledge on the French market. They are known by their clients and the authorities in charge of regulating these sectors as some of the leading references. Their technological, legal and economic involvement enable them to address all issues arising on these markets before various authorities, be they national or EU (they have cases both before the EU Commission and the EC EU), competition or sector, regulators or courts. Their action includes bringing cases before administrative or commercial courts, to tackle regulation or seek damages. They also assist clients in risk management, with the deployment of IT tools and operating procedures that seek to contain the risk of employee violation of regulations.

The firm’s fields of intervention are spreading to other economic areas: in an (over-)regulated environment, their understanding of the intertwining between EU and national rules, and the possibility to challenge either the rule itself or a competitor’s behaviour before the various regulators or courts, with a pragmatic foreseeable solution, applies to virtually all businesses, for the sake of the creation of value.

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Pharmaceuticals – life sciences
Energy
Electronic communication – information technology
Media – TV, radio, press
Land and air transport
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