Anita Magraner Oliver’s practice focuses on EU and French competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominance.

Anita has considerable experience advising clients in multijurisdictional transactions and complex abuse of dominance cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities, including the French Competition Authority. She has experience in a wide range of industries, in particular IT/digital platforms, cybersecurity/defense, and automotive.

Anita has a broad international background and has lived and studied in several countries, including France, Canada, and the United States.

Anita joined the firm in 2014 and became a partner in 2024. Initially based in the Paris office, she has been resident in the Brussels office since 2019.

Notable Experiences

  • Broadcom in its contemplated acquisition of VMware before the European Commission.

  • NVIDIA in its attempted acquisition of Arm before the European Commission.

  • Google in connection with abuse of dominant position cases before the French Competition Authority and French Courts, and related compliance matters.

  • Westlake Chemicals in its acquisition of Hexion’s global epoxy business before several national competition authorities.

  • Lyreco in the acquisition of Staples Solutions’ assets before several national competition authorities.

  • LVMH Group in its acquisition of Tiffany & Co., the largest deal in the luxury industry to date, before the European Commission.

  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC) on foreign investment matters relating to its combination with Raytheon to create an aerospace and defense giant.

  • Thales on the merger control aspects of its offer for Gemalto before the European Commission and a wide range of other competition authorities.

  • Essilor in its combination with Luxottica creating EssilorLuxottica before the European Commission and a wide range of other competition authorities.

  • Valeo on the acquisition of German-based FTE Group before the European Commission and other competition authorities.

  • Valeo in cartel investigations before the European Commission.

  • Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. in connection with its acquisition of Carte Noire before the French Competition Authority.

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Regular contributor to Cleary Gottlieb’s French Competition Law Newsletter

European Union,” The Merger Control Review, Ed. 14, August 2023

Towercast: EU Court of Justice Endorses Post-Closing Review of Concentrations” Cleary Alert Memo, April 11, 2023