Stéphanie Patureau’s practice focuses on EU and French competition law.

Stéphanie has extensive experience advising clients on merger control regulations including complex, multijurisdictional transactions, as well as in international cartels and anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and regulated sectors. Her wide-ranging practice also includes work on foreign investment control issues.

Stéphanie joined the firm in 2021 after spending 11 years at a leading Magic Circle firm’s London and Paris offices.

Notable Experiences

Previous Merger Control Experience

  • GIP/Meridiam’s acquisition of certain assets of Suez.

  • JD Sports Fashion plc’s takeover of Footasylum plc.

  • Charter Court Financial Services plc in its takeover by One Savings Bank.

  • Amec Foster Wheeler plc in its takeover by Wood Group plc.

  • VTech’s acquisition of Leapfrog.

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Previous Antitrust/Abuse of Dominance Experience

  • An online price comparator in a CMA investigation into wide most-favoured-nation clauses before the CMA and subsequent appeal to the CAT.

  • A leading FMCG company in relation to an abuse of dominance investigation launched by the Italian competition authority.

  • An abuse of dominance investigation launched by the Korean competition authority.

  • An automotive spare parts company in relation to the European Commission’s spare parts investigation.

  • A flour company in relation to a cartel investigation launched by the French competition authority.

  • A luxury watch manufacturer in relation to abuse of dominance questions.

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Selected Activities

Member, Association des Avocats Pratiquant le droit de la concurrence (APDC)


What Can a Notice Realistically Achieve? Reflections on the Nature, Role and Legal Value of a Revised Market Definition Notice” (co-authors Bernd Meyring and Luisa Gritsch), Competition Law & Policy Debate, August 15, 2021