The Distribution/Competition/Consumer Affairs team provides both national and international advisory and litigation services to major players in the fast-moving consumer goods, agri-food, restaurant, insurance and media sectors.

  • Development of distribution networks: franchise, commercial agency, selective distribution
  • Termination of business relationships
  • Relations between manufacturers and distributors: central purchasing and listing bodies, partnership agreements, procurement contracts
  • Tariff policies : general terms and conditions of purchase and sale, billing, tariff differentiation, trade negotiation, trade cooperation
  • Restrictive practices: resale at a loss, fixed pricing, de-referencing
  • Unfair competition, parasitism and out-of-network resales
  • Anti-competitive practices: cartels, abuse of a dominant position, abuse of economic dependency
  • French and European competition investigations
  • Actions for damages
  • Merger: notification in France and to the European Commission, case follow-up with the relevant authorities
  • State aid law
  • Product control: labelling, deceptive marketing practices, product liability
  • Consumer information: advertising and sales promotion
  • Marketing methods: hypermarkets and supermarkets, distance selling, e-commerce
  • Litigation, regulation of fraud: liability litigation, criminal litigation