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Dr. Jérôme Philippe


He is intellectually brilliant, can tailor his advice to his clients and bring added value to the relationship, not only technical advice

Chambers Europe, France 2020, Competition/European Law

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About Dr. Jérôme Philippe

Avocat à la Cour, Jérôme heads our regulatory and antitrust, competition and trade practice groups.

He represents clients in all areas of EU and French competition law: concentrations, State aid, cartels and abuse of dominant position, including cases before the competition authorities and follow-on or stand-alone claims before courts. He also advises clients in all regulatory issues, both in traditionally regulated sectors like energy, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, banking and media, and on cross-sector regulatory issues such as foreign investment control, privacy and data security, quality and safety issues, consumer law and investigations.

As an alumnus of the French Ecole Polytechnique and with a PhD from the Toulouse School of Economics, Jérôme combines scientific, economic and legal backgrounds, which makes him being often involved in cases requiring a combination of legal and economic analyses.

Jérôme was previously head of the office of concentrations and state aid at the DGCCRF, then in charge of French merger control and representing France before the European institutions in EU merger control and State aid matters. He is still a regular guest speaker at conferences organised by the regulators.

Jérôme is fluent in both French and English.


Recent work

  • Advising French lottery group la Française des Jeux on its IPO and privatisation process.
  • Advising AkzoNobel on its acquisition of Mapaero group.

  • Advising Michelin on its recommended all-cash offer for London-listed Fenner plc.

  • Advising Saur group on its acquisition by EQT Infrastructure.

  • Advising EDF on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Framatome, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Assystem as minority shareholders, from Areva.

  • Advising Total on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Maersk Oil.

  • Advising Yoplait in its successful defence against Provera in a cartel follow-on claim.






  • Ecole Polytechnique, France (alumnus)
  • ENSAE Paris Tech, France (alumnus)
  • Toulouse School of Economics, France (PhD in economics)

Professional qualifications

  • Avocat à la Cour

Professional memberships

  • Founding member of X-Droit, an association of lawyer polytechniciens