Séverine Schrameck’s practice focuses on EU and French competition law.

She has extensive experience in assisting clients on merger control regulations, notably on numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions. She has handled many complex merger control cases before both the European Commission and the French Competition Authority.

She also regularly advises companies on antitrust matters and cartel investigations. She notably handled the global cartel investigations by the European Commission into possible price-fixing in the automotive parts industry.

Séverine also worked on foreign investment control issues and has experience in French public law.

Séverine joined the firm as an associate in 2012 and became a partner in 2019.

Notable Experience

  • Essilor in its €46 billion combination with Luxottica.

  • Total in its €2.5 billion acquisition of Direct Énergie and its €950 million acquisition of Saft Groupe.

  • Veolia Environnement on several merger control cases, including the termination of EDF and Veolia Environnement’s agreement on their joint subsidiary Dalkia, and Veolia Environnement’s acquisition of sole control over Dalkia International.

  • Valeo in the context of the European Commission’s investigations into thermal systems.

  • Lavazza in its €600 million acquisition of French coffee brand Carte Noire and related assets from Koninklijke Douwe Egberts.

  • The French State with respect to the partnerships between GE and Alstom concerning Alstom’s Energy and Grid businesses and the potential acquisition by the French State of 20 percent of the company’s share capital from Bouygues.

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Selected Activities

  • Lecturer, competition law at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and corporate governance law at HEC Paris