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McDermott Will & Emery AARPI
75007 PARIS
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Work Department

Corporate & Transactional/ Antitrust & Competition


Jacques Buhart is a partner, he focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and EU/French competition investigations and litigation out of Brussels and Paris. Jacques has also developed substantial knowledge of various industries, including nuclear, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, paper and energy. He is head of the Firm’s Paris and Brussels offices. Jacques has handled a broad range of complex competition matters as well as litigations in the European Courts. On the litigation side, he represented clients in various cases including: the cartonboard cartel case at the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg; the vitamins cartel case at the Court of First Instance; as well as a major drinks manufacturer at the Court of Appeal in Paris against allegations of abuse of dominant position. He acted for an intervening party in the case relating to the legal privilege. On the compliance side, Jacques advised several international companies in their compliance programme as well as at seminars throughout Europe. Among other industries, Jacques has developed a substantial knowledge in antitrust issues affecting the telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries as well as the automobile and paper industries.

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Jacques has been a visiting professor of EU competition law at the University of Aix-en-Provence since 1995 and at the University of Tokyo, faculty of law since 2004.


English, French


Admitted to practice in Paris and Brussels. Former chairman of the International Bar Association’s section on business law (2001 to 2003).


Received his legal education from the Sorbonne, Paris, the Hague Academy of International Law, the Institute of Comparative Law, Paris, and the University of Paris, DESS in 1976. He also read for an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Competition: EU and global

McDermott Will & Emery Belgium LLP‘s team in Brussels has a strong track record advising clients in the EU, the US and Japan. Reflective of its importance to the wider global practice, the group coordinates advice to clients on international cartel investigations. It is also instructed in high-value mergers and damages actions. As a recent highlight, practice head Jacques Buhart (who heads up the Paris and Brussels offices), counsel David Henry, and associates Caroline Ruiz Palmer and Mai Muto, acted for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on the competition aspects of an industrial joint venture with a European partner. Other work included the Brussels team coordinating the firm’s advice to NGK Insulators on an international cartel investigation in the automotive parts sector, and advising on related damages claims brought by automotive OEMs. Hendrik Viaene joined from Deloitte Legal.

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

Dirigée par Jacques Buhart, la pratique parisienne de McDermott Will & Emery AARPI est axée sur le traitement des opérations internationales, avec l’appui sur la plateforme internationale du cabinet. L’équipe assiste de grands groupes français et internationaux. L’équipe compte également dans ses rangs Guillaume Kellner, David Revcolevschi  (ex Paul Hastings LLP  ) qui a rejoint le cabinet en 2020 et Fabrice Piollet  qui a été promu associé en 2020.