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Aurélien CONDOMINES

Aurélien Condomines is one of the founding partners of Aramis and in charge of economic law. His practice is essentially related to antitrust law, distribution law, consumer law and customs law. He represents companies on a regular basis for the negotiation and drafting of complex contracts and, as a litigator, he represents the firm's clients before the French and EC courts on matters in his areas of specialty. Finally, he is in charge of the firm's compliance practice (corruption and antitrust).

Aurélien Condomines formerly worked for the firms de Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Morgan Lewis in Paris. He has tought legal strategy for managers in the setting of the MBA program of the HEC Business School in Paris and antitrust law at the Institute of Political Science of Lille. He has published a book on French competition law in 2014.

His distribution and competition practice at Aramis is recommended by Legal 500, GCR and Décideurs.

Track record

Merger Control

  • Notification of the acquisition of DNCA by Natixis Asset Management to the French competition authority
  • Notification of the acquisition of Sterenn by Promodis to the French competition authority
  • Notification of the acquisition of Daher's logistics business by Norbert Dentressangle to the French competition authority
  • Notification of the acquisition of Panhard by Renault Trucks to the French competition authority
  • Notification of the creation of two joint-ventures between Danone and Norbert Dentressangle to the European Commission
  • Notification of the creation of a joint-venture between La Poste and Swiss Post to the European Commission
  • Notification of the creation of a joint-venture between Natixis and Rothschild to the European Commission
  • Notification of the acquisition of joint control by InVivo over RAGT Semences, in France and Germany
  • Notification of the acquisition of Benedicta by H.J. Heinz to the French authorities
  • Notification of the joint-venture Raillink created between CMA-CGM and Veolia to the European Commission

Antitrust

  • Representation of a major international corporation in a the messenger cartel case before the French competition authority
  • Representation of a trade union in the context of the poultry sector cartel matter before the French competition authority 
  • Representation of a French software company for a dominance complaint before the French competition authority in the field of tax software
  • Representation of a French gift card operator for a dominance complaint before the French competition authority 
  • Representation of the European Commission before the Court of First Instance of the EC in the elevator cartel matter
  • Representation of a company before the French Competition Authority in the "chaufferies de Saône et Loire" matter (bid rigging)
  • Representation of a company in the agricultural sector in the context of an investigation by the French authorities (alleged vertical restraints)

Distribution, consumer and customs law

  • Advising of several food industry actors in their relations with distributors in France 
  • Advising of several suppliers of products for the drafting of their contracts and for the organization of Internet sales
  • Regular advice of several companies concerning the risk assessment of their advertisement campaigns
  • Representation of a manufacturer of electronic devices for the organization of product recalls
  • Representation of a company in the context of an investigation by the French authorities concerning the quality of food products
  • Representation of a company in the context of criminal investigations relating to invoicing practices
  • Regular advice on customs law (embargos, refunds, specific customs schemes)

Complex litigation

  • Representation of investors in financial fraud cases (Madoff, Edelweiss) 
  • Representation of several companies in disputes  relating to the termination of logistics or distribution agreements 
  • Representation of several companies in unfair competition disputes before the French courts
  • Representation of a building company in several complex construction works disputes
  • Representation of several companies in criminal cases on consumer law issues

Education

  • LLM College of Europe, Belgium (1998)
  • DESS Droit du Commerce Extérieur, Paris I Sorbonne (1997)
  • LLM University of Cologne, Germany (1996)

Publications

  • "Opening Up the Market: a clientelist approach", Gambling Law Report, décembre 2007
  • "Droit français de la concurrence", avril 2007, ouvrage publié aux éditions Jurismanager
  • "Affaire GlaxoSmithKline : le point sur la sanction des prix prédateurs", RJDA, juillet 2007
  • "L'application du droit de la concurrence aux associations professionnelles", JCP, janvier 2005
  • "Contester en justice la publicité d un concurrent", Dalloz Affaires, novembre 2004
  • "La politique communautaire de concurrence remise en cause par le juge communautaire", Petites Affiches, mars 2004
  • "Les enchères inversées : stimulateur de concurrence ou abus de puissance?", Petites Affiches, octobre 2003