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Borrel d’Arche
70 BIS RUE DE L'UNIVERSITE
75007 PARIS
France

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

The team at competition, distribution and commercial boutique Borrel d’Arche specialises in advising local and international corporates across the automotive, insurance, aerospace and food sectors, on a diverse range of issues. Matters include restrictive trade practices and investigations by the French Competition Authority and European Commission involving abuses of dominance, anticompetitive agreement, franchise networks, distribution and contract negotiations and arbitration. The group is headed by founder Laurence Borrel-Prat and Quitterie d’Arche, who was promoted to managing partner in 2021.

Testimonials

‘A high-tech, boutique-sized cabinet. A very strong involvement of the members on the files. Very high legal rigour and a clearly high-end positioning. The reputation of the firm is only growing.’

‘Laurence Borrel-Prat is a very dynamic partner who goes to the essentials.’

‘Borrel is a niche competition law firm. It is the haute couture of the law. The exclusively female team takes the time to understand the issues and expectations of customers. The client really feels supported at all stages of the file.’

‘An excellent team of lawyers specialising in competition law. Laurence Borrel-Prat is a very committed and human personality who listens to the needs of clients. A real force of proposal and personalised advice to deal with complex cases.’

BORREL d’ARCHE 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.

  • 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 expertise 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 negotiationThe 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Laurence Borrel-Pratlb@borreldarche.com0033 1 53 63 47 60
Quitterie d'Archeqda@borreldarche.com0033 1 53 63 47 60
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Laurence Borrel-Prat photoMaitre Laurence Borrel-PratPartner Lawyer Founder of the law firm BORREL d’ARCHE Non-permanent member of…
Quitterie d'Arche photoMaitre Quitterie d'ArchePartner Lawyer
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Partner : 5
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Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence (APDC)
Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence (AFEC)

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TESTIMONIAL: BORREL d’Arche is a leading firm of experts with great technical agility and an exceptional ability to think outside the box to support us in the implementation of our industrial projects.


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TESTIMONIAL: BORREL d’Arche is an experience put at the service of the search for innovative solutions.


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TESTIMONIAL: Laurence BORREL-PRAT has great professional and human qualities, inherited from her dual role as a lawyer and entrepreneur, which make her a valuable asset in the management of our litigation.


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TESTIMONIAL: Laurence BORREL-PRAT’s negotiating skills deserve to be highlighted. The firm offers us tailor-made support, far from standardised solutions.


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TESTIMONIAL: The firm has extensive expertise in all aspects of commercial litigation in relation to competition law. The firm assists us in the implementation of our strategy, considering the specific requirements of our business sector.


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TESTIMONIAL: The combativeness and technical agility of BORREL d’ARCHE make it one of our preferred partners for the efficient implementation of our projects


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TESTIMONIAL: The firm is one of our trusted partners. The responsiveness of the firm’s team deserves to be highlighted.