Mr Romain Ferla > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
2 RUE DE LA BAUME
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Litigation, Antitrust / Competition

Position

Partner

Career

Romain Ferla is an Antitrust/Competition partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Paris office.

The competition team of Weil Paris is led by Romain Ferla. Romain has significant experience in EU and French competition law matters, including merger control, cartels/abuses of dominance, and advising on distribution agreements, joint ventures, state aids. In merger control, Romain works both as counsel to purchasers (investment funds such as Advent, 3i, Oaktree, AXA PE, Sagard, Towerbrook, Chequers and industrial clients like Atos, Paprec, Laboratoires Thea, Fives), as counsel to sellers and as counsel to complainants. Currently, Romain is involved in several cases pending before the French Competition Authority, the EU Commission and before courts.

Representative Antitust / Competition Experience includes advising:

  • CVC Capital Partners on the sale of Parex to Sika
  • Ardian on the sale of its portfolio company Indigo to Mirova
  • Elsan on its acquisition of Medipole Partenaires (clinics, clearance subject to divestiture remedies in certain local markets)
  • La Poste on its JV with Suez Environnement (waste collection, local markets affected, clearance subject to remedies)
  • HLD on the disposal of its portfolio company Sarenza to Casino group
  • Quick on its disposal to Burger King (fast food restaurants, clearance subject to divestiture remedies in certain local markets)
  • European Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Audika to William Demant (retail distribution of hearing aids, clearance subject to divestiture remedies in certain local markets)
  • Axereal in the “Flour Cartel” case before the Paris Court of Appeal and French Suprem Court
  • Grands Moulin de Strasbourg in the “Bakery Cartel” case before the French Competition Authority and the Paris Court of Appeal

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Paris bar

Education

Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris)
LL.M degree from London School of Economics
Post-graduate diploma European competition law from Paris II University

Lawyer Rankings

France > EU, competition and distribution

The experienced group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP combines bench strength in Paris with the firm’s international presence to advise national and international corporates and investment funds on a diverse range of EU and French competition law. The practice is headed in Paris by Romain Ferla, who assists clients with state aid, high-value M&A, cartel and abuse of market power investigations, as well as with appearances before the French and EU courts. The group’s client base spans the aviation, audiovisual, IT and healthcare sectors.

Paris > Droit européen, concurrence et distribution

La pratique parisienne de Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP s’appuie sur la solide expertise de son équipe et sur la force du réseau international du cabinet. Le cabinet assiste des entreprises françaises et internationales, et des fonds d’investissement dans la gestion d’un large éventail de problématiques de droit européen et français de la concurrence. A la tête de la pratique parisienne,  Romain Ferla assiste ses clients dans la gestion d’affaires d’aides d’état et d’abus de position dominante, d’importantes enquêtes de cartel et de procédures de concentration de grande dimension. Il représente ses clients devant les tribunaux français et européens. La base de clientèle couvre les secteurs de l’aéronautique, de l’audiovisuel, de l’informatique et de la santé.