Firm Profile > Borrel Avocats > Paris, France

Borrel Avocats
75007 PARIS

EU, competition and distribution Tier 5

Borrel Avocats

Practice head(s):

Laurence Borrel-Prat


‘The firm provides tailored-made advice’.

‘An expert boutique offering high negotiation skills’.

‘Laurence Borrel, who is an exceptional and extremely dynamic lawyer who thinks outside the box. She is really customer-oriented and a very smart, witty and diplomatic lawyer. She understands complex issues quickly and makes them simple. She is very upfront with clients about chances of successes and able to find the right path in negotiations’.

BORREL Avocats is an independent French law firm dedicated to competition law, distribution law and commercial litigation.

Founded in 2008 by Laurence Borrel-Prat, the Firm has solid expertise in all aspects of litigation related to competition law, distribution law, and commercial negotiation. The Firm, composed of five lawyers, represents French and foreign companies involved in any type of activity sector (food, telecom, aeronautics, services, insurance, automotive, etc.).

The specificity of the firm lies in its knowledge of the requirements of the business world and its ability to adapt immediately to the needs of its customers by offering a service tailor-made for complex issues.

In March 2019, Laurence Borrel-Prat was appointed non-permanent member of the College of the French Competition Authority.

  • Restrictive trade practices

The lawyers of the Firm intervene at all stages of litigation infringing the principle of free competition. The Firm has developed extensive experience in disputes related to sudden termination of trade relationships and unfair competition: disorganization of a competitor, parasitic behavior, denigration.

  • Anti-competitive practices

The Firm assists its clients in the framework of inquiries carried out both by the French Competition Authority and by the European Commission in Brussels (abuse of dominant position or anticompetitive agreement) and their consequences.

  • Distribution / Contract negotiation

The Firm assists its clients in setting up their distribution network, in this context, the lawyers of the Firm assist their clients in their annual commercial negotiations.

The Firm is also very active in negotiating distribution contracts (commercial agent, exclusive distributor, selective distributor, etc.) at both the national and / or international level.

  • Franchise

The Firm assists its clients in setting up their franchise networks and / or in related litigation.

  • Alternative dispute resolution – Arbitration

The Firm has developed specific experience in alternative dispute resolution within the framework of CMAP mediation but also within the framework of ICC arbitration.

Department Name Email Telephone
Laurence BORREL-PRAT +33153634760
Photo Name Position Profile
 Laurence Borrel-Prat photo Laurence Borrel-Prat
Number of lawyers : 5
Contact : Laurence Borrel-Prat