Firm Profile > Fréget Glaser & Associés > Paris, France
Fréget Glaser & Associés Offices
171, BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN
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The boutique competition law firm Fréget & Associés is focused on litigation, covering cartel and abuse of dominance cases and private enforcement actions for clients in the energy, TMT and life sciences sectors. The team is experienced in appearing before the French and EU authorities. In recent years it has expanded the practice to advice on cross-border matters and handle merger control cases. Practice head Olivier Fréget has a strong reputation for competition litigation, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors. Liliana Eskenazi focuses on EU law matters, with expertise in regulated sectors.
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Liliana Eskenazi; Antoine Labaeye
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Fréget Glaser & Associés > Firm Profile
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.
|Pharmaceuticals – life sciences|
|Electronic communication – information technology|
|Media – TV, radio, press|
|Land and air transport|
|Olivier Fréget||PARTNERAreas: Pharmaceuticals – Life Sciences, Energy, Electronic Communication – Information Technology, Media…||View Profile|