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Fréget Glaser & Associés
7, rue Royale
75008 Paris
France

France > Administrative and public law Tier 3

Fréget Glaser & Associés was founded in early 2021 after Emmanuel Glaser left Veil Jourde  to join Fréget & Associés. Competition law star Olivier Fréget  and Glaser have created a prominent alliance of high-level economic law, competition law and public law expertise. Glaser is highly regarded for his excellent regulatory expertise and co-heads the public law practice alongside Sandrine Perrotet who joined the firm alongside Glaser. The team is particularly well regarded for its strong knowledge of the media, energy and transport sectors where it assists leading players in the field in dealing with their most strategic issues, often involving major industry reforms and regulatory disputes. It recently completed significant work in those areas, notably challenging regulated tariffs issues before courts. The practice is also in charge of significant matters on behalf of regulated judicial professions.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Glaser; Sandrine Perrotet

Key clients

FRENCH INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS (“AFIEG”)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ENERGY OF ENERGY RETAILERS (“ANODE”)

GROUPE CANAL PLUS

SNCF RESEAU

STATE / DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR HEALTH

CONSEIL SUPERIEUR DU NOTARIAT

COMPAGNIE NATIONALE DES COMMISSAIRES

AUX COMPTES

SOCIETE DE PARTICIPATIONS ET DE GESTIONS

IMMOBILIERES (SPGI)

TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE

CENTRE NATIONAL D’ENSEIGNEMENT A DISTANCE

CDC HABITAT

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented AFIEG in litigation to obtain the suspension of contracts entered into by the electricity suppliers with EDF.
  • Advised Canal Plus Group on the very sensitive issue of the modification of the French ‘media chronology’ for films (the equivalent of the release window in the UK).
  • Advising SNCF Réseau on strategic railway regulation issues and its most sensitive litigation.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 3

The team at competition law boutique Fréget Glaser & Associés offers a comprehensive range of expertise to national and multinational corporates, particularly in the TMT, energy and life sciences sectors. Matters range from anti-competitive regulations and abuse of dominance and cartels, to merger controls, breach of antitrust commitments, and appearances before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority. The group is led by Olivier Fréget and Liliana Eskenazi, who both recently advised Google on a major ad tech case where the competition authority issued the tech giant a settlement decision combined with extensive commitments. Associates Antoine Labaeye and Elsa Thauvin provide key support.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

TotalEnergies

Iliad

Bayer

Audiens

Google

PMU

Johnson & Johnson

Groupe Canal Plus

Leem

Novartis

Francaise de l’énergie

NRJ

Transatlantis II Fund

Groupe Renault

Octoplus

Work highlights

  • Representing Novartis in its appeal against the French Competition Authority’s decision in the Lucentis/Avastin case, imposing a total of €444m fine on Novartis and Roche/Genentech for abuse of collective dominant position.
  • Represented Google in the ad tech sector where the French Competition Authority issued a settlement decision combining a reduced fine (€220m) and extensive commitments offered by Google in the online advertising.
  • Representing racehorse betting company Pari mutuel urbain (PMU) before the Paris Court of appeal in its challenge against the €0.9m fine imposed by the French competition authority for breaching a 2014 commitment to separate online and offline bets.

Fréget Glaser & Associés has now a well-established high-end practice in the field of competition and regulation, with a litigation dominant.

The firm’s vision (competition on the merits) is to be on the side of businesses aiming to grow based on their merits (innovation, challenge of incumbents, particularly in infrastructure industries). The FGA team is representing key national and international businesses operating in France (particularly in the TMT, energy and life-sciences sectors – Iliad, TotalEnergies, Groupe Canal Plus, Novartis, Janssen-Cilag, Bayer) and is also advising Google on some of its cases before the French Competition Authority.

We believe that our key differentiator with respect to other law firms, especially those driven by their corporate department, is the ability to propose complex litigation strategies fitting with the client’s overall business strategy. The legal strategies we strive to propose encompass any type of competition law work, from cartels to abuse of dominance, to challenging anti-competitive regulations and offer expertise at both national and EU level.

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